Area Information and Attractions
Poverty Point State Park Marina
The two, four-lane boat launches provide access to the reservoir, offering visitors an outlet for a variety of watersport activities. Both gated launch areas will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., including weekends and holidays. A fish cleaning station is provided at each launch area for visitor use.
Poverty Point State Historic Site (East of Monroe and north of I-20 on LA 577 northeast of Epps) - The site is considered one of the most significant archaeological finds in the country. It has a complex of Native American ceremonial mounds built between 1700 and 700 B.C. A museum and guided tours interpret a culture that once flourished on the site.
The Cotton Museum (Hwy. 65 north, Lake Providence) – Visitors can get a first-hand look at the day-to-day operations of a plantation where cotton was the major cash crop.
Panola Pepper Company (1414 Holland Delta Drive, Lake Providence) – Established in the mid-1980s, this company offers over 30 sauces, seasonings and condiments. Open for tours 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Tensas National Wildlife Refuge (Off I-20 via US 65 [Tallulah Exit] or off I-20 via LA 577 [Waverly Exit]) – This refuge encompasses 57,000-acres of bottomland forest. Hunting, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, canoeing, interpreted trails, a boardwalk and educational programs abound.
Bayou Macon, Russell Sage and Georgia Pacific Wildlife Management Areas – Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy a variety of activities including waterfowl and game hunting, day-hiking, birding, fishing and camping at these nearby areas.
Located in the beautiful new Black Bear Clubhouse, the Waterfront Grill offers a complete menu and beverage selection for the entire area. Open 7 days a week.For more information call: 318-878-5941 Visit web site