You are a vital member of the Tippecanoe watershed; the headwaters of the Tippecanoe River. Our watershed “goes with the flow” of geographical elements like peaks, plains and valleys to fill lakes and rivers with runoff water from the entire 236 sq. mi. area spanning parts of Kosciusko, Noble and Whitley counties, eventually flowing down the Tippecanoe River out of the watershed near Center Lake, which flows into the Wabash River, then the Ohio River, then the Mississippi River and empties into the Gulf of Mexico.
The Miami and Shawnee Indians named the Tippecanoe River Kithtippecanunk, or “place of the buffalo fish,” which still can be found in the river. Its clear waters and wooded shores provide rich habitat for the abundance of fish, mussels and wildlife that live here. Very few streams in the upper Midwest can match the number of imperiled species or the overall species diversity that the Tippecanoe River supports.