Sunday, March 29, 2015

Poverty Point State Park, LA

Located in northern LA, Poverty Point SP is a lovely place with spacious, full hook up RV sites and a nice sized man-made lake.  It is near Hwy 17, but not too noisy.  There are warnings to be on the lookout for black bear but we have been told it is not likely we will see one.

A historic site, Poverty Point houses 5 of the "Marsden Mounds".  Earthen community mounds that contain archaeologic remnants from thousands of year ago!  Pretty old for this part of the world! Not much to see, unfortunately, but just being here and knowing is pretty cool.

The small hill behind the sign is part of one of the mounds, something most of us would easily miss!

A nice park like setting at our end of the lake:

Louisiana is the Pelican State so it was nice to see some!

a cormorant and turtles share a tree stump in the sunshine


close up of pelicans, cormorants and turtles sharing the log

hadn't seen a red tail in a while


Canadian Geese in the swampy part of the lake

Yay, another swallowtail!


Fishing for crappie in the evening




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