High Island Creek

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High Island Creek
High Island Creek is located in Minnesota
High Island Creek
Location of mouth
CountryUnited States
CountiesRenville County, Sibley County, McLeod County
Physical characteristics
 • locationMinnesota
 • elevation1,000 ft (300 m)
 • location
Minnesota River 3 mi (4.8 km) north of Henderson
 • elevation
700 ft (210 m)
Length69.4 mi (111.7 km)
Basin sizeNone
Basin features
River systemMinnesota River

High Island Creek is a 69.4-mile-long (111.7 km)[1] tributary of the Minnesota River in Minnesota. It rises as Judicial Ditch No. 11 in eastern Renville County, 6 miles (10 km) south of the city of Hector, and flows east into Sibley County, then McLeod County, then back into Sibley County, where it passes the city of Arlington before entering the Minnesota River 3 miles (5 km) north of Henderson.

The creek took its name from High Island Lake, a lake along its course.[2]

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Coordinates: 44°35′08″N 93°54′05″W / 44.5855190°N 93.9013551°W / 44.5855190; -93.9013551[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-03-29 at the Wayback Machine, accessed October 5, 2012
  2. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 319.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: High Island Creek