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 Please check event page for event closures.

There are no closures at this time for construction

Please call 985-867-9490 for any questions you may  have.

Thank you and have a great time at the Tammany Trace.

Take a Walk in the Park - Up 21 Foundation will be using the Trace areas located on Koop Drive and the Trace Re-Route.   This is the area that runs around the Children's Museum.    The time for Trace closure is 9 am until 11 am.    Koop Drive road (after you pass the Kids Konnection Playground and cross over the Trace) will be closed for this event from 9 am until 2 pm. 
Please use caution in this area.

For KIDS Konnection Rental Information please contact the Children's Museum of St. Tammany at 985-888-1555 or visit their website at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can also complete a rental for here.

There are many places along the Tammany Trace that you can rent for your special event. From the Pavillion and picnic tables at Koop Drive to the Abita pavillion, there are many places to suit your needs. For more information please call 985.898.3011.

Covington Trailhead

A variety of features makes the Covington trailhead an ideal venue for races, weddings and events. It is equipped with a covered waiting platform, bandstand, exhibit hall and small movie theatre. For more information on rentals in Covington visit their site here


Abita Trailhead

The Abita Springs Trailhead offers a unique tourism plaza and park, as well as a museum that are available for profit and nonprofit events. There is also a playground and local restaurants nearby. Visit townofabitasprings.com for specific rental information.

Koop Drive Trailhead / Kids Konnection / Children's Museum of St. Tammany

Home of a boundless playgrounds, the Koop drive location is a great place to have picnics, parties and events. For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 985-888-1555. Or you can fill out a form here.

Additional information about the Children's Museum of St. Tammany can be found at cmstkids.org.


Mandeville Trailhead

The Mandeville trailhead is not officially available to rent, but offers activities at no charge. Along with weekly Friday night concerts and a community market every Saturday morning, there is also a splash fountain, pavilion and amphitheater.


Camp Salmen

The amphitheater at Camp Salmen is an ideal venue for small ceremonies —weddings, scouts, and awards. Set on the banks of Bayou Liberty, this intimate venue can hold up to 125 people and is a serene and picturesque location for various types of events for groups in smaller numbers. The amphitheater is also ADA compliant. Call 985-288-5901 to book your rental today.



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About us

Originally a corridor for the Illinois Central Railroad, the Tammany Trace is now a hike and bike trail that spans from downtown Covington, through Abita Springs, Mandeville and Lacombe and ends in Slidell. A separate equestrian path parallels the Trace in several places. St. Tammany Parish government purchased the abandoned Illinois Central Railroad corridor on December 20, 1992. With the help of grants and federal dollars, St. Tammany Parish government has asphalted 31 miles, remodeled railroad trestles into pedestrian bridges, and maintained the Trace.

   21490 Koop Drive Mandeville, LA   985-867-9490  crt@stpgov.org