Abita River

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Abita River
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish St. Tammany
 - right Abita Creek
Cities Abita Springs, Covington
 - location St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
 - coordinates 30°29′08″N 90°00′31″W / 30.48556°N 90.00861°W / 30.48556; -90.00861
Mouth Bogue Falaya
 - location Covington, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
 - coordinates 30°27′16″N 90°06′10″W / 30.45444°N 90.10278°W / 30.45444; -90.10278Coordinates: 30°27′16″N 90°06′10″W / 30.45444°N 90.10278°W / 30.45444; -90.10278

The Abita River is a 9.3-mile-long (15.0 km)[1] river in southeastern Louisiana in the United States. It is a tributary of the Bogue Falaya, which flows to the Tchefuncte River and then onto Lake Pontchartrain.

The Abita River rises in central St. Tammany Parish and flows generally west-southwest through central St. Tammany Parish, through Abita Springs, and empties into the Bogue Falaya on the southeast side of Covington.

The length of the Abita River, from headwaters to the mouth, has been designated a "Natural and Scenic River" by the state government of Louisiana.[2]

Variant names and spellings[edit]

According to the Geographic Names Information System, the Abita River has also been known historically as:[3]

  • Abeter Bayou
  • Bayou Abeter
  • Bayou Abita

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed June 20, 2011
  2. ^ US Army Corps of Engineers Louisiana Natural & Scenic Rivers System Archived August 24, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Abita River