Kettle River (Blueberry River)

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This article is about the river in central Minnesota. For the larger river in eastern Minnesota, see Kettle River (Minnesota). For other uses, see Kettle River (disambiguation).
Coordinates: 46°45′51″N 95°08′20″W / 46.76417°N 95.13889°W / 46.76417; -95.13889
Kettle River
River
Country United States
State Minnesota
Source
 - location Spruce Grove Township, Becker County
 - elevation 1,550 ft (472 m) [1]
 - coordinates 46°47′52″N 95°20′32″W / 46.79778°N 95.34222°W / 46.79778; -95.34222 [2]
Mouth Blueberry River
 - location Blueberry Township, Wadena County
 - elevation 1,381 ft (421 m) [1]
 - coordinates 46°45′51″N 95°08′20″W / 46.76417°N 95.13889°W / 46.76417; -95.13889 [2]
Length 17.2 mi (28 km) [3]
Location of the mouth of the Kettle River

The Kettle River, also known as Kettle Creek, is a tributary of the Blueberry River, 17 miles (28 km) long, in north-central Minnesota in the United States. Via the Blueberry, Shell, and Crow Wing Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining a rural area.

The Blueberry River rises approximately one mile (2 km) south of Wolf Lake in Spruce Grove Township in southeastern Becker County and flows generally eastwardly through Runeberg Township into northwestern Wadena County. It flows into the Blueberry River in Blueberry Township, approximately two miles (3 km) west of Menahga.[4] The Kettle River flows in the Northern Lakes and Forests ecoregion, which is characterized by conifer and hardwood forests on flat and rolling till plains and outwash plains.[5]

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