Muskoka River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMuskoka River
High Falls in Bracebridge on the north branch of the Muskoka River
|Main source||Algonquin Provincial Park
Burnt Island Lake
525 m (1,722 ft)
|River mouth||Two outlets into Georgian Bay via Go Home Lake and Moon River.
177 m (581 ft)
It rises in the highlands of Algonquin Park and flows southwest through a number of lakes including
Tributaries include the:
- Indian River
- Hollow River
- Oxtongue River
- Buck River
- East River
Communities on the river include:
- Bracebridge, Ontario
- Huntsville, Ontario
The name "Muskoka" comes from the name of a chief of the Ojibwa in this region, "Mesqua Ukee" (Miskwaa-aki: Red Earth).
There is also a Muskoka River in Nancy Drew's fictional home town of River Heights, located somewhere in the Midwestern United States.
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