Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

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Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

  • Location: 1500 Poverty Point Parkway, Delhi, LA 71232

Project Planning

OVERVIEW:

Parish: Richland; population: 20,740

Acreage: 2,664

Established: 2003

AMENITIES:

Overnight: 8 cabins, 54 campsites, 4 lodges

Features: marina with boat slips, boat launches, fishing piers, beach, picnic area, water playground, nature trails

Tourism Region (Marketing): Sportsman’s Paradise

VISITATION:

FY 2017: 142,333

FY 2016: 161,647

Cabin Occupancy (8 cabins):

8.05% weekday

91.92% weekend occupancy

Campsite Nights Occupied: 7,309

Revenue/Expenditures:

FY 2017 Revenue

$545,356.22

FY 2017 Expenses

$1,020,436.91

FY 2017 Deficit

($475,080.07)

POTENTIAL PROJECTS:

  • Whole park concession

  • Privatize marina, golf course and hotel

  • Lodging expansion

  • Timeshare

  • Rock climbing

  • Restaurant

  • Concession stand/park store

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:

  • LWCF for non-outdoor recreational uses

  • Black Bear Habitat

  • Archeological presence

OTHER:

  • LWCF Protected Site

  • Located on 2,700-acre man-made lake offers fishing and other water sports

  • Black Bear Golf Course/Lodge

  • Marsden Mounds, dating from the same era as nearby Poverty Point World Heritage Site, located on-site