Black Mallard River

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Black Mallard River
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationBearinger Township, Presque Isle County, Michigan
 ⁃ location
Lake Huron
 ⁃ elevation
581 ft (177 m)
Length10 mi (16 km)

The Black Mallard River, also known as Carp Creek, is a short river in the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. The river is approximately 10 miles (16 km) long[1] and flows into Lake Huron about 15 miles (24 km) east of Cheboygan at 45°32′24″N 84°07′51″W / 45.54000°N 84.13083°W / 45.54000; -84.13083.[2]

The Black Mallard rises in Bearinger Township in northwest Presque Isle County and flows mostly east and south into Black Mallard Lake about a mile inland from Lake Huron, its entire length lies within Bearinger Township. 100% of the frontage is privately owned. Depth varies from 6 inches to 6 feet. Width varies from 12 to 22 feet. Numerous tree falls and beaver dams.

The Black Mallard River also hosts nice rainbow trout, and smallmouth bass fishing and a large number of rock bass as well.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed November 21, 2011
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Black Mallard River