Swan River (Michigan)

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Swan River
Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source Presque Isle County, Michigan
45°18′15″N 83°50′24″W / 45.3041°N 83.8399°W / 45.3041; -83.8399[1]
River mouth Lake Huron, Michigan
45°23′32″N 83°44′06″W / 45.3922°N 83.7349°W / 45.3922; -83.7349Coordinates: 45°23′32″N 83°44′06″W / 45.3922°N 83.7349°W / 45.3922; -83.7349
Length 17.3 mi (27.8 km)

The Swan River is a 17.3-mile-long (27.8 km)[2] river in Presque Isle County, Michigan. It originates in a swamp south of Belknap and east of Hawks. It flows generally northeast, between the Trout River and Little Trout River watersheds. The river enters the small Swan Lake, just southeast of Calcite limestone quarry, before reaching its mouth in Lake Huron, in a small bay between Adams Points and Quarry Point. The river is not navigable but provides a salmon habitat. It is annually stocked with hundreds of thousands of chinook salmon and in the 1980s was also stocked with coho salmon and lake trout.


  1. ^ "Swan River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed November 21, 2011