Cataract River (Michigan)

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Cataract River
Country United States
Basin features
Main source Mud Lake
River mouth Lake Michigan
584 ft (178 m)[2]

The Cataract River is a 1.9-mile-long (3.1 km)[3] river in Newton Township, Mackinac County in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan.

The river rises from Mud Lake[1] at 45°59′59″N 85°39′38″W / 45.99972°N 85.66056°W / 45.99972; -85.66056 (Cataract River (source))[2] in southern Newton Township. It flows south approximately one half mile and receives the outflow from Stone Lake,[4] then continues to the south and west just under one mile into Lake Michigan at 45°59′15″N 85°38′36″W / 45.98750°N 85.64333°W / 45.98750; -85.64333 (Cataract River (mouth))[2] between Point Patterson[5] and Needle Point[6]