Cedar River (Antrim County, Michigan)

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For other "Cedar Rivers" in Michigan, see Cedar River (Michigan).
Cedar River
Country United States
Basin features
Main source Chestonia Township
River mouth Intermediate River
614 ft (187 m)[1]
River system Elk River Chain of Lakes Watershed

Cedar River is an 11.6-mile-long (18.7 km)[2] stream in Antrim County in the U.S. state of Michigan and is part of the Elk River Chain of Lakes Watershed, a tributary of Lake Michigan.

The Cedar River rises in southwest Chestonia Township at 44°57′29″N 85°02′30″W / 44.95806°N 85.04167°W / 44.95806; -85.04167 (Cedar River (source))[1] and flows mostly to the west into the Intermediate River in Bellaire at 44°58′48″N 85°12′16″W / 44.98000°N 85.20444°W / 44.98000; -85.20444 (Cedar River (mouth)).[1]

The North Branch Cedar River rises along the boundary between Chestonia and Kearney townships at 45°00′18″N 85°06′04″W / 45.00500°N 85.10111°W / 45.00500; -85.10111 (North Branch Cedar River (source)) and flows southwest into the main branch about a mile east of Bellaire at 45°00′18″N 85°06′04″W / 45.00500°N 85.10111°W / 45.00500; -85.10111 (North Branch Cedar River (mouth)).[3]

Tributaries[edit]

From the mouth:

  • Blair Lake[4]
  • (left) North Branch Cedar River[3]
  • (left) Woolcott Creek[5]
  • (right) Scotts Spring[6]

Drainage basin[edit]

The Cedar River drains portions of the following in Antrim County:

References[edit]