Indian River (Muskoka District)

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Indian River
Steamship on Indian River Muskoka Lakes.jpg
Steamship on the Indian River, 1910
Indian River (Muskoka District) is located in Ontario
Indian River (Muskoka District)
Location of the mouth of the river in Ontario
RegionCentral Ontario
MunicipalityMuskoka Lakes
Physical characteristics
SourceLake Rosseau
 - coordinates45°07′12″N 79°34′38″W / 45.12000°N 79.57722°W / 45.12000; -79.57722
 - elevation228 m (748 ft)
MouthLake Muskoka
 - coordinates
45°05′37″N 79°33′44″W / 45.09361°N 79.56222°W / 45.09361; -79.56222Coordinates: 45°05′37″N 79°33′44″W / 45.09361°N 79.56222°W / 45.09361; -79.56222
 - elevation
226 m (741 ft)
Basin features
River systemGreat Lakes Basin

The Indian River is a river in Muskoka Lakes, Muskoka District in Central Ontario, Canada.[1] It is in the Great Lakes Basin, and connects Lake Rosseau (upstream) with Lake Muskoka (downstream).

The river exits Lake Rosseau at Port Carling Dam, flows through the Forman Narrows into Mirror Lake, and reaches its mouth at Lake Muskoka off Hanna Point. The river was made navigable by the erection of the dam and creation of locks in 1871. This allowed steamships to pass between the two lakes and spurred the development of recreational resorts on Lake Rosseau, and on Lake Joseph further upstream.[2]

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  1. ^ "Indian River". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2012-01-22.
  2. ^ Bissonette, Sarah (2002). "Port Carling Ontario: the "Hub of the Lakes"". Baytides Management. Retrieved 2012-01-22.