Rapid River (Churchill River)

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Rapid River
Upper falls-sm.jpg
Nistowiak Falls on the Rapid River
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Source Iskwatikan Lake
 - elevation 353 m (1,158 ft)
 - coordinates 55°23′34″N 104°21′58″W / 55.39278°N 104.36611°W / 55.39278; -104.36611
Mouth Nistowiak Lake
 - elevation 332 m (1,089 ft)
 - coordinates 55°24′01″N 104°21′59″W / 55.40028°N 104.36639°W / 55.40028; -104.36639Coordinates: 55°24′01″N 104°21′59″W / 55.40028°N 104.36639°W / 55.40028; -104.36639
Length 1 km (1 mi)
Location of the mouth of the Rapid River in Saskatchewan.

The Rapid River is a short river in central Saskatchewan, Canada, about 13 kilometres (8 mi) east of the community of Stanley Mission. It is part of the Churchill River drainage basin. The river is about 1,000 metres (3,281 ft) long and flows north from Iskwatikan Lake, which lies downstream from Lac la Ronge, over the Nistowiak Falls, one of the tallest in Saskatchewan, and the Fisher Rapids, to Nistowiak Lake on the Churchill River, which flows to Hudson Bay. The entire river is within Lac La Ronge Provincial Park.

A floatplane flyover of Rapid River in Saskatchewan, Canada including Fisher Rapids and Nistowiak Falls.

Fish species[edit]

The fish species in the river include: walleye, sauger, yellow perch, northern pike, lake trout, lake whitefish, cisco, white sucker, shorthead redhorse, longnose sucker, lake sturgeon and burbot.

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