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Black River
Country United States
Physical characteristics
River mouth Lake Michigan
581 ft (177 m)

Black River is an 11.0-mile-long (17.7 km) river on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. The river flows into Lake Michigan at 46°05′37″N 85°20′30″W / 46.09361°N 85.34167°W / 46.09361; -85.34167 (Black River (mouth)), approximately 5 miles (8 km) east of Naubinway.

The main branch of the river rises at 46°11′59″N 85°22′13″W / 46.19972°N 85.37028°W / 46.19972; -85.37028 (Black River (source)) in a marshy area in eastern Garfield Township near Cranberry Lake Bog. The East Branch rises at 46°08′05″N 85°16′46″W / 46.13472°N 85.27944°W / 46.13472; -85.27944 (East Branch Black River (source)) in Hudson Township and joins the main course at 46°05′47″N 85°20′24″W / 46.09639°N 85.34000°W / 46.09639; -85.34000 (East Branch Black River (mouth)). All of the river's drainage basin is within Mackinac County, much of it within the Lake Superior State Forest.

Tributaries (from the mouth):

  • East Branch Black River
    • Borgstrom Creek
  • Peters Creek
  • Silver Creek
  • Bark Creek
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