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Carp River
Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source Deer Lake
River mouth Lake Superior
604 ft (184 m)

Carp River is a 21.9-mile-long (35.2 km) river in Marquette County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The Carp River is formed by the outflow of Deer Lake in Ishpeming Township north of Ishpeming at 46°31′58″N 87°40′01″W / 46.53278°N 87.66694°W / 46.53278; -87.66694 (Carp River (source)) in the Upper Peninsula.

The river flows generally east, emptying into Marquette Bay of Lake Superior at 46°31′07″N 87°23′02″W / 46.51861°N 87.38389°W / 46.51861; -87.38389 (Carp River (mouth)) near the Marquette Branch Prison on the south side of the city of Marquette.

Tributaries and features

From the mouth:

  • (right) Morgan Creek (also known as Gordons Creek and Little Carp River)
    • Morgan Falls
    • Lower Carp River Fall
    • Morgan Pond
  • Carp River Lake
  • (left) Mud Lake (also known as Beaver Creek Meadow and Beaver Meadow)
  • Upper Carp River Falls
  • (right) Picket Lake
  • (right) Nealy Creek
  • Deer Lake
    • Gold Mine Creek
      • North Lake
    • Cooper Creek
      • Cooper Lake
  • Carp Creek
    • (left) Larson Creek

Drainage basin

The drainage basin of the Carp River includes portions of the following:

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