Springbrook Creek is a tributary of the Bear River in the Little Traverse Bay Watershed. The headwaters of the Creek are tall glacial hills in Chandler and northern Hudson Townships. Springbrook Creek has two branches: the North Branch originates in northern Chandler Township and flows 7.2 miles in a southerly direction; the South Branch originates in northern Hudson Township and flows 6.0 miles northwest. The Branches converge near Springbrook Road and flow the remaining 1.5 miles to the Upper Bear River. The Creek flows through largely State Forest land. Springbrook Creek’s cold, clear waters can be attributed to groundwater inputs from the coarse glacial till of the surrounding hills.