Exploits River

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Exploits River
Country Canada
Basin features
Main source Red Indian Lake, Newfoundland
River mouth Bay of Exploits, Newfoundland
0 m (0 ft)
Basin size 1,100 km2 (420 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 246 km (153 mi)

The Exploits River is a Canadian river in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It flows through the Exploits Valley in the central part of Newfoundland.

The 246 km river is the longest river on the island draining an area of 1,100 km²[1] and is the second longest in the province after the Churchill River.

The river drains Red Indian Lake at its starting point and discharges into the Bay of Exploits near the port town of Botwood.

The Exploits River provides habitat for spawning Atlantic Salmon and other species of fish. The salmon population increased dramatically when fish ladders were installed, opening up sections of the river that had been previously inaccessible.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Atlas of Canada - Rivers". Natural Resources Canada. 2004-10-26. Archived from the original on 2007-02-02. Retrieved 2007-04-19. 

Coordinates: 49°04′52″N 55°19′39″W / 49.08111°N 55.32750°W / 49.08111; -55.32750