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Swanson River
Swanson River (Ontario) is located in Ontario
Swanson River (Ontario)
Location of the mouth of the Swanson River in Ontario
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Northeastern Ontario
District Sudbury
Physical characteristics
Main source Marhsall Township
470 m (1,540 ft)
47°58′10″N 83°26′43″W / 47.96944°N 83.44528°W / 47.96944; -83.44528
River mouth Schewabik Lake, Chapleau River
Copperfield Township
349 m (1,145 ft)
48°13′49″N 83°10′34″W / 48.23028°N 83.17611°W / 48.23028; -83.17611
Basin features
River system James Bay drainage basin

The Swanson River is a river in Sudbury District in northeastern Ontario, Canada. It is in the James Bay drainage basin, begins south of Mageau Lake and is a left tributary of the Chapleau River.


The river begins in geographic Marshall Township, and flows north to Mageau Lake, where it enters geographic Mageau Township. It heads northeast into geographic Manning Township, continues northeast into geographic Floranna Township followed by geographic Sadler Township. It enters geographic Lipsett Township, takes in the right tributary Little Swanson River, heads east into geographic Copperfield Township, and reaches its mouth at Schewabik Lake on the Chapleau River. The Chapleau River flows via the Kapuskasing River, the Mattagami River and the Moose River to James Bay.


  • Little Swanson River (right)
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