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Napanee River
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Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Eastern Ontario
  • Lennox and Addington
  • Frontenac
Physical characteristics
Main source Camden Lake
Stone Mills, Lennox and Addington County
146 m (479 ft)
River mouth Lake Ontario
Greater Napanee, Lennox and Addington County
74 m (243 ft)
Basin features
River system Great Lakes Basin

The Napanee River is a river in Lennox and Addington County and Frontenac County in Eastern Ontario, Canada. It is in the Great Lakes Basin and flows from its source at Camden Lake to its mouth at the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario at Napanee. It flows through a valley of preglacial origin. The valley of the Napanee is lined with settlements such as Greater Napanee, Newburgh, Camden East, Yarker, and Petworth.

This river was originally called the Appanea. A grist mill was constructed on the river in 1785 near the current site of the town of Greater Napanee. Other mills were added at Yarker and Camden East.


  • Varty Creek (right)
  • Napanee Lake
    • Watson Creek (left)
    • Hardwood Creek (left)
  • Depot Creek (left)
  • Whitman Creek (left)
  • Carman Creek (left)
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