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Carp River (Gogebic–Ontonagon counties) facts for kids

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For other "Carp Rivers" in Michigan, see Carp River (Michigan).
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Carp River
Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source Lake of the Clouds
River mouth Lake Superior
604 ft (184 m)

Carp River is a 10.3-mile-long (16.6 km) river in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. The Carp River is formed by the outflow of the Lake of the Clouds at 46°48′04″N 89°45′38″W / 46.80111°N 89.76056°W / 46.80111; -89.76056 (Carp River (source)) in the Porcupine Mountains of the Upper Peninsula.

The river flows generally west and southwest and empties into Lake Superior near the boundary between Gogebic and Ontonagon counties at 46°46′04″N 89°53′07″W / 46.76778°N 89.88528°W / 46.76778; -89.88528 (Carp River (mouth)).

The river is also known as the "Big Carp River" to distinguish it from the nearby Little Carp River.

Tributaries and features (from the mouth):

  • Bathtub Falls
  • Shining Cloud Falls
  • (right) Konteka Creek
  • (left) Washington Creek
  • (right) Landlookers Creek
  • (right) Scott Creek
  • Lake of the Clouds
    • Carp River Inlet (also known as Carp River, Inlet Creek and Upper Carp River)
    • Trap Falls
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