Napanee River

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Napanee River
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Eastern Ontario
Counties Lennox and Addington, Frontenac
Part of Great Lakes Basin
 - left Depot Creek
Source Camden Lake
 - location Stone Mills, Lennox and Addington County
 - elevation 146 m (479 ft)
 - coordinates 44°26′34″N 76°50′52″W / 44.44278°N 76.84778°W / 44.44278; -76.84778
Mouth Lake Ontario
 - location Greater Napanee, Lennox and Addington County
 - elevation 74 m (243 ft)
 - coordinates 44°11′44″N 77°01′19″W / 44.19556°N 77.02194°W / 44.19556; -77.02194Coordinates: 44°11′44″N 77°01′19″W / 44.19556°N 77.02194°W / 44.19556; -77.02194
Location of the mouth of the Napanee River in southern Ontario

The Napanee River is a river in Lennox and Addington County and Frontenac County in Eastern Ontario, Canada.[1] It is in the Great Lakes Basin and flows from its source at Camden Lake to its mouth at the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario at Napanee. It flows through a valley of preglacial origin. The valley of the Napanee is lined with settlements such as Greater Napanee, Newburgh, Camden East, Yarker, and Petworth.

This river was originally called the Appanea.[citation needed] A grist mill was constructed on the river in 1785 near the current site of the town of Greater Napanee. Other mills were added at Yarker and Camden East.


  • Varty Creek (right)
  • Napanee Lake
    • Watson Creek (left)
    • Hardwood Creek (left)
  • Depot Creek (left)
  • Whitman Creek (left)
  • Carman Creek (left)


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