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Protecting Northern Michigan's ​Water Resources

Fineout Creek (South Arm Creek)

Fineout Creek (a.k.a. South Arm Creek) is located in Evangeline and Melrose Townships of Charlevoix County at the southern tip of Walloon Lake’s Foot Basin. The main branch flows from south to north through extensive wetland complexes, crisscrossing M75 and flowing under Shadow Trails before draining into Walloon Lake. The west branch of the creek originates in the vicinity of a small lake encircled by wetlands and flows from west to east along Fineout Road. The main branch drops over 70’ throughout 3 miles of channel length, whereas the west branch drops approximately 80’ over the course of 1.25 miles.

Overview of Fineout Creek (South Arm Creek)

Watershed

Primary Inflows

Headwaters

Primary Outflows

Surface Area

0 acres

Shoreline

Maximum Depth

Length

3 miles

Known Aquatic Invasive Species