The Tangipahoa River originates northwest of McComb in southwest Mississippi, and runs south 110 miles through the Percy Quin Reservoir before passing into southeast Louisiana. Its mouth opens into the northwest region of Lake Pontchartrain.
The Tangipahpoa River is located in eastern Louisiana, along the northern edge of Lake Pontchartrain. The watershed covers 520 square miles and is characterized by pine and mixed hardwood forests, bottomland hardwood forests, swamps and freshwater and brackish water marshes. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has designated the middle and upper reaches of the river as a scenic stream.
Marshes, lily pads.
Pine and mixed hardwood forests, bottomland hardwood forests. Fallen trees.
The Tangipahoa and Tchefuncte rivers flow into Lake Pontchartrain. All of these rivers hold good populations of flatheads, blue cats and channel catfish. Big cats here forage in the tangled logjams, under lily pads or in fallen treetops.