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Beaver River
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Beaver River adjacent to the Trans Canada Trail in Scugog
Beaver River (Lake Simcoe) is located in Southern Ontario
Beaver River (Lake Simcoe)
Location of the mouth of the Beaver River in southern Ontario
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Central Ontario
Regional Municipality Durham
Physical characteristics
Main source Unnamed pond
Scugog
303 m (994 ft)
River mouth Lake Simcoe
Brock
219 m (719 ft)
Basin features
River system Great Lakes Basin
Basin size 327.3 km2 (126.4 sq mi)

The Beaver River is a river in Durham Region in Central Ontario, Canada. It is part of the Great Lakes Basin, and is a tributary of Lake Simcoe. The river's drainage basin is mostly in Durham Region with the remaining portion in the city of Kawartha Lakes; the entire watershed is under the auspices of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority.

Course

The river begins at an unnamed pond in Scugog on the Oak Ridges Moraine and heads north, passing briefly through Uxbridge before returning to Scugog. The river continues north and its valley becomes largely marshy, paralleled by the now defunct Toronto and Nipissing Railway line to Coboconk. The river passes under Ontario Highway 12/Ontario Highway 7 and enters Brock. At the community of Cannington, the river turns northwest and reaches its mouth at Lake Simcoe at the community of Beaverton.

Tributaries

  • Vrooman Creek (left)
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