Maple River (Grand River tributary)

Coordinates: 42°59′45″N 84°57′18″W / 42.99583°N 84.95500°W / 42.99583; -84.95500
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Redirected from Maple River (Grand River))
Maple River
CountryUnited States
CountiesClinton, Ionia, Gratiot, Shiawassee
MunicipalitiesOvid, Elsie, Maple Rapids, Muir
Physical characteristics
 • locationShiawassee Township, Shiawassee County
 • coordinates42°56′42″N 84°6′53″W / 42.94500°N 84.11472°W / 42.94500; -84.11472
MouthGrand River
 • location
 • coordinates
42°59′45″N 84°57′18″W / 42.99583°N 84.95500°W / 42.99583; -84.95500
Length74 mi (119 km)
Basin size944 sq mi (2,440 km2)
 • locationmouth
 • average753.4 cu ft/s (21.33 m3/s) (estimate)[1]
Basin features
 • leftLittle Maple River
 • rightPine Creek

The Maple River is a 74.1-mile-long (119.3 km)[2] tributary of the Grand River in the central part of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. It rises in Shiawassee Township, Shiawassee County south of the city of Owosso. It flows west through Clinton, Gratiot and Ionia counties, flowing into the Grand River at Muir. Other cities it flows through along the way include Ovid, Elsie and Maple Rapids.[3]

There are 5 major dams along the river and its tributaries: Lake Victoria, Lake Ovid, Elsie, Rainbow and Hubbardston.[3] Portions of the river within Clinton, Gratiot, and Ionia counties are organized as the Maple River State Game Area.[4] The Maple River and Grand River cross and generally run adjacent to the CIS Trail, a multi-use 41-mile gravel pathway on a former railroad bed.[5]


  1. ^ United States Environmental Protection Agency. "Watershed Report: Maple River". Archived from the original on 2021-06-30. Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-03-29 at the Wayback Machine, accessed May 19, 2011
  3. ^ a b Maple River History Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine Friends of the Maple River
  4. ^ Michigan Department of Natural Resources (22 Apr 2019). "Maple River State Game Area" (PDF). Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  5. ^

External links[edit]