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Sturgeon River
Sturgeon River (Simcoe County) is located in Southern Ontario
Sturgeon River (Simcoe County)
Location of the mouth of the Sturgeon River in southern Ontario
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Central Ontario
County Simcoe
  • Tay
  • Oro-Medonte
  • Springwater
Physical characteristics
Main source Unnamed spring
273 m (896 ft)
44°33′21″N 79°41′13″W / 44.55583°N 79.68694°W / 44.55583; -79.68694
River mouth Sturgeon Bay, Severn Sound, Georgian Bay
176 m (577 ft)
44°44′12″N 79°44′16″W / 44.73667°N 79.73778°W / 44.73667; -79.73778
Length 25 km (16 mi)
Basin features
River system Lake Huron drainage basin

The Sturgeon River is a river in the Lake Huron drainage basin in the municipalities of Tay, Oro-Medonte and Springwater in Simcoe County, Central Ontario, Canada.


The Sturgeon river begins at an unnamed spring between the Simcoe Highlands and the western edge of the Oro Moraine, and just west of the community of Horseshoe Valley in Oro-Medonte. It passes north through Craigs Swamp, then under Ontario Highway 400 and into Springwater southeast of the community of Hillsdale. It flows over Rumbles Dam and re-enters Oro-Medonte. The river continues north, passes under Simcoe County Road 23 into Tay, then passes under Ontario Highway 12 and through the communities of Sturgeon Bay and Sturgeon Beach to reach its mouth at Sturgeon Bay on Severn Sound, part of Georgian Bay on Lake Huron.

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