Poverty Point State Historic Site
6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, LA 71266
Join a ranger for a moon-lit night exploration of the ancient mounds of Poverty Point State Historic Site on October 19. The program will begin at dusk with a ranger-led hike along the park’s 2 mile tram road. Along the way, the ranger will discuss the prehistoric mounds and culture of the site, nature, and anything else that may be of interest to visitors. Visitors will also have an opportunity to climb Mound A to star gaze and get a bird’s-eye view of the site at night. The hike will include storytelling and roasted marshmallows around a campfire. Flashlights, water, bug spray, and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Poverty Point State Historic Site offers visitors the opportunity to study a prehistoric culture dating back to 1600 B.C. The $4 admission includes access to the visitor’s center and museum, an orientation film, and a seasonal tram tour. Children (12 and under) and senior citizens (62 and over) are admitted free. Poverty Point State Historic Site is located in West Carroll Parish, east of Monroe on La. 577. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 926.5492 in the local Epps area.