Kagawong River

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Kagawong River
Kagawong River 2005.jpg
A view of part of the Kagawong River
Name origin: "Mists rising from falling water" in Ojibwe
Country Canada
Province Ontario
District Manitoulin District
Source Lake Kagawong
 - elevation 210 m (689 ft)
 - coordinates 45°53′23″N 82°16′23″W / 45.88972°N 82.27306°W / 45.88972; -82.27306
Mouth Mudge Bay, North Channel Lake Huron
 - elevation 176 m (577 ft)
 - coordinates 45°54′36″N 82°15′23″W / 45.91000°N 82.25639°W / 45.91000; -82.25639Coordinates: 45°54′36″N 82°15′23″W / 45.91000°N 82.25639°W / 45.91000; -82.25639
Length 3.3 km (2 mi)

The Kagawong River is a river on Manitoulin Island in Manitoulin District, Ontario, Canada which flows from Lake Kagawong to empty into Mudge Bay on the North Channel Lake Huron. The river falls over a limestone bluff at Bridal Veil Falls. "Kagawong" means "mists rising from falling water" in the Ojibwe language.

The Kagawong River consists of two parts. The first, at the level of Lake Kagawong, flows in an easterly direction out of the Lake reaching and passes under Highway 540 just above Bridal Veil Falls. The river is navigable by canoe, kayak, paddleboat and other shallow draft boats. Canoes and kayaks can be rented nearby, and there is a casual launch facility for trailerable boats.

The lower Kagawong River below Bridal Veil Falls is fast flowing and shallow, and is therefore not navigable by boat. However, a viewing platform and a riverside walk give visual access to the Falls and provide a river walk down to the downtown area of Kagawong, and the harbour.

The river is especially interesting in late September – mid October, when there is a salmon run of thousands of fish.

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  • "Toporama - Topographic Map Sheet 41G16". Atlas of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Archived from the original on 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2009-12-08.