Poverty Point National Monument

The Poverty Point National Monument features over 400 acres of land and dates back to between 1650 and 700 B.C. This site presents remarkable landscapes shaped by hand by the men and women who lived here around 3,400 years ago. The park's visitor center houses an interpretive museum that shows the story of the massive 72-ft tall mound, concentric half-circles, and affiliated earthworks. You can expect sunny days with hot and humid conditions in summer and mild winters during your stay near the monument. Notably, the region experiences humid rainy periods year-round while sudden and extreme thunderstorms commonly occur. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Poverty Point National Monument

RV users can conveniently navigate the Poverty Point National Monument and tour around the 400-acre site. You can obtain map guides from the visitor center and take a relaxing ride along the two-mile vehicle tour of the breathtaking handmade ancient constructions. The monument is close to neighboring attractions, so you can easily take in all the area has to offer. You can better manage your time and itinerary using an RV and appreciate the ancient park while enjoying the opportunity to experience north Louisiana's culture through crafts, music, and food in the surrounding areas. 

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How To Get To Poverty Point National Monument

To get to the monument from Monroe Regional Airport, drive to I-20 E from Central Avenue, Kansas Lane, and Garrett Road. Continue on I-20 E to Broadway Street in Delhi, and take exit 153 from the highway. Then, get on LA-17 N and LA-134 E to the Poverty Point National Monument in West Carroll Parish.  You can visit the Poverty Point National Monument in any season, with the office operating daily from sunrise to sunset. However, the park does not run during the New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day holidays. 

Address

6859 Louisiana Highway 577, Pioneer, LA 71266

Fee: Entry fee per person (ages 12-61) $4 Children under the age of 12 and adults over the age of 61 receive free admission.

Poverty Point National Monument allows you to travel back in time and see the unique geometric designs formed by the area's inhabitants over 3,000 years ago. In addition, the site has impressive exhibitions showing artifacts and earthworks, including a 2,000-year-old piece. Traveling around the monument in an RV is an excellent way to experience the engineering masterpiece at this World Heritage property.