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The Carp River Watershed

The Carp (Lake) River is 10.5 miles long and its headwaters begin in Paradise (Carp) Lake.  The Carp River enters Lake Michigan 5 miles west of the Straits of Mackinac.  The Carp River is one of 5 rivers home to the federally endangered Hungerford’s Crawling Water Beetle.

A variety of private, state, tribal and federal entities manage conservation projects in the watershed.  The Paradise Lake Association is an active volunteer group as well.

This page last updated on 10/31/2016.