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Poverty Point National Monument 

Poverty Point   
courtesy of Louisiana State Parks

Contact Information:
Poverty Point National Monument  
c/o Poverty Point State Historic Site
P.O. Box 276
Epps, LA 71237 

318-926-5492
1-888-926-5492 (Toll-Free)
http://www.nps.gov/popo/

Size: 911 acres

Location: Poverty Point National Monument is located in northeastern Louisiana. From I-20, take the Delhi exit and travel north of LA 17, east on LA 134, and north on LA 577.

Description: Park commemorates a culture that thrived during the first and second millennia, BC. Today erosion and more than a century of agriculture have reduced what may have been the largest and most intricate geometrical earthwork in North America.

Activities: Park includes a museum, which offers an audio-visual presentation and numerous artifacts found on the site. Other activities include special events, programs and guided tours, including tram tours from March through October.

Operating Hours
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No federal facilities; managed by the State of Louisiana. State park facilities are open to the public. 

History: Authorized on October 31, 1988. 

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