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Crooked River
Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source Littlefield Township, Emmet County, Michigan
River mouth Burt Township, Cheboygan County, Michigan

The Crooked River (Michigan) is a river in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a short stream, 5.6 miles (9.0 km) long, flowing northeast from Crooked Lake at 45°25′58″N 84°47′19″W / 45.43278°N 84.78861°W / 45.43278; -84.78861 near Alanson into Burt Lake at 45°28′14″N 84°43′38″W / 45.47056°N 84.72722°W / 45.47056; -84.72722. It forms part of the Inland Waterway of Michigan. The river is the subject of the Sufjan Stevens song "Alanson, Crooked River" from his 2003 album Michigan.

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