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Beaver Creek
Country United States
State Illinois
County Boone County
Physical characteristics
Main source Near Blaine, Boone County, Illinois
River mouth Kishwaukee River
Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois
728 ft (222 m)
Length 27.8 mi (44.7 km)

Beaver Creek is a 27.8-mile-long (44.7 km) tributary of the Kishwaukee River in northern Illinois.


Beaver Creek flows through central Boone County, Illinois, where the Beaver Creek network generally flows northeast to southwest. Poplar Grove and Capron are the two major settlements in the Beaver Creek watershed; Candlewick Lake, an unincorporated community, is also found in the watershed.


Beaver Creek drains 70 square miles (180 km2) and has at least one tributary - known as Mosquito Creek (renamed Meander Creek).

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