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Beaver River
Eugenia Falls.JPG
The Beaver River passing over the Eugenia Falls
Beaver River (Grey County) is located in Southern Ontario
Beaver River (Grey County)
Location of the mouth of the Beaver River in southern Ontario
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Southern Ontario
Counties
Physical characteristics
Main source field
Clearview, Simcoe County
513 m (1,683 ft)
River mouth Georgian Bay on Lake Huron
The Blue Mountains, Grey County
176 m (577 ft)
Basin features
River system Great Lakes Basin
Tributaries

The Beaver River is a river in Grey County and Simcoe County in Southern Ontario, Canada. It is part of the Great Lakes Basin, and is a tributary of Lake Huron. The river's drainage basin is under the auspices of Grey Sauble Conservation.

Course

The river begins in a field in Clearview, Simcoe County, and flows west immediately into Grey Highlands, Grey County. The river continues southwest, takes in the left tributary Little Beaver River, and heads into Eugenia Lake at the edge of the Niagara Escarpment at the community of Eugenia; the lake was formed when the river was regulated for flow control and a hydroelectric plant was built. It continues over the Eugenia Falls and takes in the left tributary Boyne River, and turns north, flowing through Beaver Valley into the municipality of The Blue Mountains. The river then heads north, passes over two dams and reaches its mouth at Nottawasaga Bay on Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, at the community of Thornbury.

Natural history

A fish ladder near Thornbury allows fish to reach spawning areas up river.

Recreation

The river is also a popular recreational canoe route. The Beaver River valley is home to the Beaver Valley Ski Club.

Tributaries

  • Grier Creek (left)
  • Mill Creek (right)
  • Bill's Creek (left)
  • Wodehouse Creek (left)
  • Boyne River (Grey County) (left)
  • Black's Creek (right)
  • Little Beaver River (left)
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