Basic Information

Summers are sunny, hot, and humid. Winters tend to be mild; however, humid rainy periods occur throughout the year. Sudden and severe thunderstorms are common, so stay alert to weather forecasts. Check with rangers at the Visitor Center and/or USS Cairo Museum for updates on weather patterns. Wear comfortable sportswear appropriate for the season, with walking or hiking shoes recommended.

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Fees - $4.00

$4 per person; Free for seniors (62 and over) & children 12 and under. Groups are asked to call in advance.


On June 22, 2014, at the 38th Session of the World Heritage Committee in Doha, Qatar, Poverty Point State Historic Site was inscribed as the 1,001st property on the World Heritage List. The site is 3,400 years old with a unique geometric design that is a masterpiece of engineering. Massive earthworks can be found throughout here, including one dating back to 2,000 years ago.

Last updated: March 10, 2016

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Mailing Address:

6859 Hwy. 577
Pioneer, LA 71266


(318) 926-5492

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