Pine River (Michigan)

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This article is about a list of rivers in Michigan. For the community in Standish Township, Arenac County, see Pine River, Michigan. For the township in Gratiot County, see Pine River Township, Michigan.
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Pine River may refer to any of the following streams in the U.S. state of Michigan:

  1. Pine River (Alcona County, Michigan). The main branch forms with the confluence of the East[1] and West[2] Branches of the Pine River at 44°29′38″N 83°23′16″W / 44.49389°N 83.38778°W / 44.49389; -83.38778 in Alcona County. The South Branch[3] joins approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the south and flows into Iosco County, where it empties into Van Etten Lake at 44°29′38″N 83°23′16″W / 44.49389°N 83.38778°W / 44.49389; -83.38778 northwest of Oscoda.[4]
  2. Pine River (Arenac County, Michigan). The main branch is formed by the confluence of the North[5] and Middle[6] Branches northeast of Standish and flows into the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron at 43°58′32″N 83°51′16″W / 43.97556°N 83.85444°W / 43.97556; -83.85444.[7] The South Branch Pine River joins the main stream at 43°59′08″N 83°53′17″W / 43.98556°N 83.88806°W / 43.98556; -83.88806.[8]
  3. Pine River (Charlevoix County, Michigan) is a short waterway, which along with Round Lake, connects Lake Charlevoix with Lake Michigan at Charlevoix.[9]
  4. Pine River (Mackinac County, Michigan) rises in Chippewa County and flows south through Mackinac County into the St. Martin Bay of Lake Huron at 46°03′09″N 84°39′22″W / 46.05250°N 84.65611°W / 46.05250; -84.65611[10] The North Pine River, also known as the North Branch Pine River, joins at 46°12′20″N 84°36′17″W / 46.20556°N 84.60472°W / 46.20556; -84.60472.[11] Another tributary, Hemlock Creek, is also known as Pine River.[12]
  5. Pine River (Manistee River), also known as the South Branch Manistee River, rises in southeast Wexford County, flows southwest across northwest Osceola County, then west and north through the northeast corner of Lake County and back into southwest Wexford County, emptying into the Tippy Dam Pond on the Manistee River at 44°13′37″N 85°54′27″W / 44.22694°N 85.90750°W / 44.22694; -85.90750.[13] The main stream is formed from the confluence of the East Branch Pine River[14] with the North Branch Pine River (also known as the Little Pine River)[15] at 44°06′02″N 85°31′40″W / 44.10056°N 85.52778°W / 44.10056; -85.52778. Another tributary, the Spaulding Creek, is also known as the Little Pine River[16]
  6. Pine River (Marquette County), in Marquette County, is a very short stream draining Pine Lake into Lake Superior at 46°53′27″N 87°52′13″W / 46.89083°N 87.87028°W / 46.89083; -87.87028, north of the Huron Mountains.[17]
  7. Pine River (Chippewa River) rises in from Pine Lake in eastern Mecosta County, flows mostly south and east through Isabella County, then south along eastern edge of Montcalm County, then east and north through Gratiot County and Midland County, emptying into the Chippewa River at 43°36′06″N 84°17′33″W / 43.60167°N 84.29250°W / 43.60167; -84.29250, just about two miles before it joins the Tittabawassee River near Midland.[18] The South Branch Pine River joins the main stream at 43°30′37″N 85°00′02″W / 43.51028°N 85.00056°W / 43.51028; -85.00056[19] Another tributary, Miller Creek, is also sometimes known as Pine River or the West Branch Pine River.[20] The North Branch Pine River joins the main stream at 43°26′03″N 84°50′18″W / 43.43417°N 84.83833°W / 43.43417; -84.83833.[21]
  8. Pine River (St. Clair River) empties into the St. Clair River at 42°49′13″N 82°29′08″W / 42.82028°N 82.48556°W / 42.82028; -82.48556 on the south side of St. Clair.[22] The South Branch Pine River joins the main stream at 42°58′11″N 82°37′10″W / 42.96972°N 82.61944°W / 42.96972; -82.61944.[23] Another tributary, Quakenbush Drain, is also sometimes known as Pine River.[24]
  9. Pine Creek (Ontanagon County, Michigan) empties into Lake Superior and is also known as the Pine River.[25]

There are also at least seventeen streams known as "Pine Creek" in Michigan which may sometimes be referred to as Pine River, as well some other variants.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: East Branch Pine River (Alcona County)
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: West Branch Pine River
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: South Branch Pine River (Alcona County
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pine River (Iosco/Alcona Counties
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: North Branch Pine River (Arenac County)
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Middle Branch Pine River
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pine River (Arenac County)
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: South Branch Pine River
  9. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pine River (Charlevoix County)
  10. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pine River (Mackinac County)
  11. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: North Pine River
  12. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hemlock Creek
  13. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pine River (Manistee River)
  14. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: East Branch Pine River (Osceola County)
  15. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: North Branch Pine River
  16. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Spalding Creek
  17. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pine River (Marquette County)
  18. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pine River (Midland County)
  19. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: South Branch Pine River (Isabella County)
  20. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Miller Creek
  21. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: North Branch Pine River (Montcalm County)
  22. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pine River (St. Clair County)
  23. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: South Branch Pine River (St. Clair County)
  24. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Quakenbush Drain
  25. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pine Creek (Ontanagon County)
  26. ^ Creek,Stream,Michigan GNIS Search Results, U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Pine Creek