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Ranger-guided hike at Poverty Point World Heritage Site

Visitors of Poverty Point World Heritage Site are invited to take part in a ranger-led hike on Saturday, March 5, showcasing the mounds, earthworks, and nature found in the park. Participants will meet in the museum at 10 a.m. for an introductory video. The hike can take up to three hours to complete, depending on the pace of the group. Be advised this program is weather permitting; please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Poverty Point World Heritage Site offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience and learn about the earthworks and those individuals who raised them from the ground between the years of 1700 and 1100 BCE. The $4 admission fee provides access to the museum, film theatre, hiking trail, driving tour, seasonal tram tour, and any interpretive events taking place at the site. Children (3 and under) and senior citizens (62 and over) are admitted free of charge.

Poverty Point is located in West Carroll Parish, east of Monroe on 6859 Hwy. 577. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, call 888-926-5492 toll-free or 225-926-5492 locally or follow the Poverty Point World Heritage Site Facebook page.