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Protecting Northern Michigan's ​Water Resources

Cheboygan River

The Cheboygan River is the fifteenth largest river in the state of Michigan. It is approximately 7 miles in length. Its primary inflow is Mullett Lake and its primary outflow is Lake Huron. The upper portion of the river is separated from the lower portion by the Cheboygan Dam. Above the dam, the river runs wide and deep for about 2.5 miles until it reaches a junction with the Black River (which is also its largest tributary). The additional 2.5 miles until Mullett Lake is littered with stumps and various snags. The Cheboygan River is an important part of the Inland Waterway and provides an important, navigable connection to Lake Huron.

Overview of Cheboygan River


7 miles