Root River (Algoma District)

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Root River
Root River (Algoma District) is located in Ontario
Root River (Algoma District)
Location of the mouth of the Root River in Ontario.
Physical characteristics
SourceUpper Island Lake
 ⁃ locationIsland Lake
 ⁃ coordinates46°40′10″N 84°15′31″W / 46.66944°N 84.25861°W / 46.66944; -84.25861
 ⁃ elevation335 m (1,099 ft)
MouthSt. Marys River
 ⁃ location
Sault Ste. Marie
 ⁃ coordinates
46°32′32″N 84°12′45″W / 46.54222°N 84.21250°W / 46.54222; -84.21250Coordinates: 46°32′32″N 84°12′45″W / 46.54222°N 84.21250°W / 46.54222; -84.21250
 ⁃ elevation
181 m (594 ft)
Basin features
 ⁃ leftCrystal Creek, Coldwater Creek
 ⁃ rightWest Root River

The Root River is a river in Algoma District in northeastern Ontario, Canada. It flows from Upper Island Lake at the community of Island Lake to its mouth at the St. Marys River.


From Upper Island Lake, the river heads south and parallels Ontario Highway 552 to that highway's beginning at Ontario Highway 17 at the community of Heyden, then Highway 17 to the Odena neighbourhood of Sault Ste. Marie. It then heads east and southeast to reach its mouth at the St. Marys River, which forms a small delta called Bells Point.


  • Crystal Creek (left)
  • Coldwater Creek (left)
  • West Root River (right)

See also[edit]


  • "Root River". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2010-07-24.
  • "Topographic Map sheet 41K9". Atlas of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2010-07-24.