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Amnicon River
Amnicon Falls - lower falls.jpg
Country United States
Location Douglas County, Wisconsin
Physical characteristics
Main source East of Dowling Lake
600 ft (180 m)
River mouth Lake Superior
Length 45.5 mi (73.2 km)
Basin features
GNIS ID 1560841

The Amnicon River is a 45.5-mile (73.2 km) river in Douglas County, Wisconsin. The river's source is east of Dowling Lake and Amnicon Lake in central Douglas County, and its mouth is at Lake Superior east of Superior.

Amnicon Falls State Park includes two major waterfalls along the river. The two waterfalls highlight the Douglas Fault, which separates basalt and sandstone formations in the area. The Upper Falls flow over basalt, while the Lower Falls flow over sandstone.

In the nineteenth century, loggers used the river to transport logs to Lake Superior. These logging operations provided building materials for Superior and Duluth, both new towns at the time.

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