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Blue Jay Creek (Lake Huron tributary) is located in Ontario
Blue Jay Creek (Lake Huron tributary)
Location of the mouth of Blue Jay Creek in Ontario
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Northeastern Ontario
District Manitoulin
Townships
Physical characteristics
Main source Spring
Central Manitoulin
275 m (902 ft)
River mouth Lake Huron
Tehkummah
176 m (577 ft)
Length 14 km (8.7 mi)
Basin features
Basin size 74.5 km2 (28.8 sq mi)
Tributaries

Blue Jay Creek is a river on Manitoulin Island in Central Manitoulin and Tehkummah townships, Manitoulin District in northeastern Ontario, Canada and a tributary of Lake Huron.

Course

Blue Jay Creek begins at a spring, about 3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi) east of the community of Sandfield on Lake Manitou in Central Manitoulin township, and at an elevation of 275 metres (902 ft). It flows south under Ontario Highway 542 and then to the east of the community of Tehkummah in Tehkummah township. The creek heads southwest, takes in the right tributary Black Creek and reaches its mouth at Michael's Bay on Lake Huron, near the community of Michael's Bay, and about 1.2 kilometres (0.7 mi) southeast of the mouth of the Manitou River and 7 kilometres (4 mi) northwest of the community of South Baymouth.

Ecology

The Blue Jay Creek and Manitou River Enhancement Strategy was completed in June 2001 and approved in December 2003 by the Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association. The organization has rehabilitated sites on the creek, which has improved water quality and the fisheries in the region.

Parks

Blue Jay Creek Provincial Park incorporates a portion of the creek near its mouth.

Tributaries

  • Black Creek (right)
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