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Cedar River
Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source Chestonia Township
River mouth Intermediate River
614 ft (187 m)
Basin features
River system Elk River Chain of Lakes Watershed

Cedar River is an 11.6-mile-long (18.7 km) stream in Antrim County in the U.S. state of Michigan and is part of the Elk River Chain of Lakes Watershed, a tributary of Lake Michigan.

The Cedar River rises in southwest Chestonia Township at 44°57′29″N 85°02′30″W / 44.95806°N 85.04167°W / 44.95806; -85.04167 (Cedar River (source)) and flows mostly to the west into the Intermediate River in Bellaire at 44°58′48″N 85°12′16″W / 44.98000°N 85.20444°W / 44.98000; -85.20444 (Cedar River (mouth)).

The North Branch Cedar River rises along the boundary between Chestonia and Kearney townships at 45°00′18″N 85°06′04″W / 45.00500°N 85.10111°W / 45.00500; -85.10111 (North Branch Cedar River (source)) and flows southwest into the main branch about a mile east of Bellaire at 45°00′18″N 85°06′04″W / 45.00500°N 85.10111°W / 45.00500; -85.10111 (North Branch Cedar River (mouth)).


From the mouth:

  • Blair Lake
  • (left) North Branch Cedar River
  • (left) Woolcott Creek
  • (right) Scotts Spring

Drainage basin

The Cedar River drains portions of the following in Antrim County:

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