Covington Louisiana

Covington Louisiana Travel and Tourism

Covington is located on Interstate Highway I-12 and U.S. Highway 190, on the "North Shore" of Lake Pontchartrain.

It is a charming town of specialty shops, restaurants, antiques, scenic byways, parks, festivals, Trailhead Park and trails, campgrounds, farmers market, and B&Bs. It features all of the amenities of larger cities, and balances progress with the preservation of its past and history.

Covington Hotels, Motels and Lodging

Area Attractions

The Greater Covington Center is St. Tammany's center for education, events and the arts, and the current home of City Hall.

Close by is historic, and popular, Fontainbleu State Park. The 2,800-acre park is located on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Its sandy beach is a favorite for park visitors.

An old railroad track that runs through the park has been converted into the Tammany Trace as a part of the Rails to Trails program. It is a popular route for cycling, hiking and in-line skating. The park's nature trail has interpretive signs along the trail to help visitors identify many of the common trees, shrubs and wildlife.

Swamp Tours in the Northshore Area

One of the most popular things to do in Louisiana is touring the swamps!

The area north of New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain is often called "The Northshore", the location of cities such as Slidell, Lacombe, Mandeville and Madisonville.

The Honey Island and Pearl River swamps and marshes near Slidell offer exciting and educational opportunities for visitors and residents alike.

Learn more about Swamp Tours Near Slidell & Lacombe, Honey Island & the Pearl River.

Covington History

'Founded in 1813 by John Wharton Collins, a New Orleans merchant by way of New York, Covington is the parish seat of St. Tammany Parish in southeast Louisiana.

The city was named after General Leonard Covington, a hero of the War of 1812.

The area is growing rapidly, and today has a population of about 9,000 residents. Covington, located at 28 feet above sea level, was high enough and far enough inland to escape the storm surge from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The city did suffer devastating wind damage. Following the storm, Covington and all of the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain experienced a population boom as many former residents of New Orleans moved north.

Location and Surrounding Cities and Towns

Covington is located at a fork of the Bogue Falaya and the Tchefuncte River.

Nearby communities include:

More Information about Covington

For more information, we encourage you to contact the City of Covington's website.

Vintage image of Covington High School, Covington Louisiana

Covington High School, Covington Louisiana
Bridge across Lake Pontchartrain, the World's Longest Continous Concrete Highway Bridge
Vintage Postcard: Bridge across Lake Pontchartrain