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Bark River
Country United States
State Michigan
Region Upper Peninsula
Physical characteristics
Main source outflow of Second Lake
River mouth Green Bay
Length 24 mi (39 km)

Bark River is a 23.7-mile-long (38.1 km) river on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. The river flows into Green Bay on Lake Michigan in Ford River Township about 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Escanaba at 45°34′22″N 87°14′34″W / 45.57278°N 87.24278°W / 45.57278; -87.24278.

The Bark River rises from the outflow of Second Lake (which is fed by Pine Creek and the outflow of First Lake) on the boundary between Delta County and Menominee County at 45°44′19″N 87°19′09″W / 45.73861°N 87.31917°W / 45.73861; -87.31917. The North Branch Bark River rises in a marshy area just east of Schaffer, Michigan in Bark River Township and joins the main course at 45°43′28″N 87°16′23″W / 45.72444°N 87.27306°W / 45.72444; -87.27306.

The Bark River was named by some of the first railroad engineers in the area who saw a great quantity of bark floating on the water.

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