Best Winter Weekend Getaway at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

By Penny Fox

Best Winter Weekend Getaway at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

Louisiana is filled with beautiful state and national parks highlighting the state’s unique landscape, flora, and fauna, and Poverty Point Reservoir State Park is no exception. This park has no deficit of camping, water activities, hiking, and fishing opportunities available all year because of the mild climate. This man-made lake is also the perfect place for those who love to bird watch and photo ops are only limited by your imagination. Deluxe cabins, a lodge, and camping sites offer a variety of overnight accommodations. So, what are you waiting for? Here’s how to have the perfect winter weekend getaway at Poverty Point. 

Marsden Mounds, Delhi, LA

History awaits you at Marsden Mounts not far from Delhi. If you love history, you’ll love this archaeological site complete with five pre-historic mounds and other man-made earth foundations probably created during 1500 BC. Park of Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, you’ll see various markers along the trails that tell you more about the sites. Mounds are thought to be the resting place of cultures and people groups who lived in the area during the time they were built and provide an exciting look into the past.

Black Bear Golf Club, Delhi, LA

The mild climate during the winter months makes Louisiana the perfect place to escape for a weekend getaway that includes a trip to Black Bear Golf and Country Club. Awards recognition from GolfDigest several years in a row, the course is open year-round, and is aptly named for the occasional black bear that might be seen wandering in the area. Check the website for winter golfing events that may be happening during your visit.

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Delhi RV Park, Delhi, LA

Looking for a place to park your RV for a weekend getaway this winter? Look no further than Delhi’s own RV Park. The friendly folks who operate the park will get your reservation processed quickly. Clean and secure, the park has gravel throughout and welcomes pets. There are 30 and 50-amp full-hookups available, and a dump site available. 

The Mansion at Red Hill, Delhi, LA

Want a little more luxury and creature comforts on your special getaway? The Mansion at Red Hill offers colorful choices that will leave you feeling pampered and relaxed. You’ll sleep in peace at this Southern Bed & Breakfast and be treated each morning to a delicious hot breakfast and afternoon tea. This popular wedding venue is the perfect backdrop for serious photographers who love the architectural style and spacious grounds. 

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Poverty Point Lake, Delhi, LA

Known as the Sportsman’s Paradise by people all over the world, you’ll never wonder how the state got that nickname once you visit the area with year-round hunting, fishing, and other outdoor adventures waiting for you. No matter what type of fishing you enjoy—by gulf, bayou, lake, or river—Louisiana has it. There are two boat launches and you can try your luck at hooking largemouth bass, crappie, blue gill, and catfish. Pier fishing is especially important and the dock at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park is perfect for casting your line. The sunsets aren’t bad either. 

Wild Country Safari Park, Delhi, LA

Explore the wild side of nature at the Wild Country Safari Park. No matter what your age, you’ll enjoy the guided tours through the park as you learn about kangaroos, buffalo, camels, zebras, llamas, and a host of feathered and scaled creatures. If you have young ones on your trip, they’ll have fun at the petting zoo and feeding the animals. You can take home a memento from your trip from the gift shop or grab a bite to eat at the pavilion. 

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Cooterville Mud Rides, Delhi, LA

There’s a lot of fun waiting for you at Cooterville Mud Rides. One of the newest off-road parks in the area, this playland is complete with plenty of off-roading adventure. You’d better not mind getting a little dirty because there’s plenty of Louisiana mud on the 25 miles of trails. Open on weekends only, you can stay overnight nearby and also enjoy fishing and swimming. 

Champions Bistro, Delhi, LA

You’ll find everything from filet mignon to fried green tomatoes at this surprising little diner in Delhi. Serving the best in Cajun and Creole comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you have to make Champions Bistro a stop on your route. Fantastic service and an interesting atmosphere makes this a special treat on your journey. Not to be missed!

Harper’s Plantation, Delhi, LA

Your weekend getaway will be your most memorable trip ever if you love the great outdoors and make Harper’s Plantation part of the trip. Membership is required to access the private hunting, fishing, and camping areas, but they offer packets to fit your budget. Regular and bow hunting, plus blinds are available in several versions and the 30-acre lake is stocked with bass, white perch, and bream. 

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