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Staples River
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Central Ontario
Municipality Kawartha Lakes
Physical characteristics
Main source Unnamed confluence
Eldon Township
274 m (899 ft)
River mouth Balsam Lake
Fenelon Township
256 m (840 ft)
Length 18 km (11 mi)
Basin features
River system Great Lakes Basin
Basin size 4,792 ha (11,840 acres)

The Staples River is a river in Kawartha Lakes in Central Ontario, Canada. It is in the Great Lakes Basin and is a tributary of Balsam Lake. The river is 18 kilometres (11 mi) long and has a watershed of 4,792 hectares (11,840 acres).

The river begins at an unnamed confluence of streams, northwest of the community of Grasshill in geographic Eldon Township, and flows northeast to its mouth at the West Bay on Balsam Lake in geographic Fenelon Township, at the summit of the Trent–Severn Waterway.

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