Day Trip to Poverty Point State Park near our B&B in Vicksburg, MS

Poverty Point State Park in Louisiana is a unique destination offering a blend of outdoor activities and historical significance. The main draw to this nature area is the 2,700-acre manufactured lake, ideal for fishing, boating, and bird watching. For those interested in fishing, black crappie, largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish are found in this lake. Flat-bottomed boats and canoes are also available for rent.

For those heading out to visit Poverty Point State Park, you’ll want to stop by Poverty Point Earthworks as well. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park is home to historic monuments handmade by Native Americans thousands of years ago; this massive 72-foot-tall mound, enormous concentric half-circles, and related earthworks are fascinating to view in person. 

If you’re planning an upcoming getaway in the Deep South, there are plenty of charming small towns to make your home base. However, one of the best places to stay in this region is in Vicksburg, MS. Our historical village offers the perfect central location to head out and explore the nearby popular attractions for outdoor adventures, fishing, and visiting historical sites. When you make our bed and breakfast in Vicksburg your final destination, you’ll have welcoming hospitality, comfortable guest rooms, and a beautiful space to relax and refresh. Book your lodging today!  

Poverty Point state park and the things to do nearby

Day Trip: Poverty Point State Park and More Things to Do Nearby

For those heading out on a day trip to Louisiana during your stay in Vicksburg, there are so many things to do near Poverty Point. Whether you’re looking for the best fishing, hiking trails, or historic sites, there are a handful of not to miss spots in this area of the Deep South. 

Here are the best attractions near Poverty Point to add to your itinerary: 

  1. Poverty Point Reservoir State Park: Even experienced anglers will enjoy a fishing trip to this reservoir. The North Marina Complex, in the lake’s northwest corner, has a boat launch, marina, concession area, pier, fish cleaning station, and a small beach.
  2. Poverty Point World Heritage Site: This archaeological site allows guests to explore one of North America’s most significant prehistoric landscapes. The impressive mound, surrounded by sweeping meadows of green, is a genuine ancient engineering marvel that you really have to see in person to believe the scope. Start at the visitor’s center to see an excellent collection of artifacts and learn more about the significance of this site. 
  3. Black Bear Golf Club: If you feel like adding a tee time to your adventure, this golf course near Poverty Point has 18 holes of perfection. In fact, this course has held the title of the best public golf course in Louisiana by GolfWeek Magazine many times over. 
  4. Explore the Bayou Macon: As one of the largest remaining tracts of bottomland hardwood forest, the Bayou Macon connects many areas of the Deep South. A segment of this famed trail leads to Poverty Point State Park. 
  5. Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge: If you’re still looking for more outdoor adventure during your day trip, this wildlife refuge offers some fantastic birdwatching opportunities and nature walks. 
Poverty Point Earthworks

The Best Bed and Breakfast in Vicksburg, MS

While Poverty Point State Park offers camping options, Oak Hall is the best place to return to after a long day outdoors. We know you’ll be ready to relax and freshen up after your day trip! Our Mission Revival-style architecture provides a beautiful backdrop for guests to relax and unwind in the common areas. The furnishings are diverse, stylish, and comfortable. We offer a modern alternative to the traditional hotel, inn, or B&B you may have stayed at before.

Guests can choose from five uniquely decorated rooms, each featuring antique and eclectic furnishings, private bathrooms, and modern amenities. The spacious rooms are designed to provide comfort and elegance, with some offering additional features like clawfoot tubs, fireplaces, and garden views. You’ll love retreating to your private room in the evenings. 

Each morning, we offer breakfast options ranging from light fare from our Butler’s Pantry (always open) to a full, hot breakfast if requested in advance. You can enjoy your meal or coffee in our dining room or out on one of our beautiful porch areas. Our quiet neighborhood with historic homes creates a magical backdrop to sit back and let the stress of everyday melt away. Book your lodging at our bed and breakfast in Vicksburg today!