Indian River
Indian River (Rice Lake) is located in Southern Ontario
Indian River (Rice Lake)
Location of the mouth of the river in southern Ontario
RegionCentral Ontario
Physical characteristics
SourceStony Lake
 • locationDouro-Dummer
 • coordinates44°32′28″N 78°05′43″W / 44.54111°N 78.09528°W / 44.54111; -78.09528
 • elevation234 m (768 ft)
MouthRice Lake
 • location
Otonabee – South Monaghan
 • coordinates
44°13′35″N 78°08′27″W / 44.22639°N 78.14083°W / 44.22639; -78.14083Coordinates: 44°13′35″N 78°08′27″W / 44.22639°N 78.14083°W / 44.22639; -78.14083
 • elevation
187 m (614 ft)
Length43 km (27 mi)
Basin size210 km2 (81 sq mi)
Basin features
River systemGreat Lakes Basin
 • rightMay's Creek

The Indian River is a river in Peterborough County in Central Ontario, Canada.[1][2] It is in the Great Lakes Basin, and is a tributary of Rice Lake.


The river begins at Stony Lake in the municipality of Douro-Dummer.[2] It exits the lake at Gilchrist Bay (and the settlement of Gilchrist Bay)) over Gilchrist Bay Dam and heads southwest. It flows through Tilley's Hole and through the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area,[3] where a short portion of the watercourse flows underground. It passes the community of Warsaw, and takes in the right tributary May's Creek. The river continues southwest into the municipality of Otonabee – South Monaghan, and passes under the Kawartha Lakes Railway and then under Ontario Highway 7. The Indian River continues south, through the Hope Mill Conservation Area[4] and Lang Pioneer Village[5] at the community of Lang, flows through the community of Keene, and reaches its mouth at Rice Lake, which flows via the Trent River to Lake Ontario.


The Indian River drainage basin encompasses 210 square kilometres (81 sq mi) of land in two physiographic regions: the Peterborough Drumlin Field and Dummer Moraine.[6][7]


See also


  1. ^ "Indian River". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  2. ^ a b "Indian River". Atlas of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2012-01-23. Shows the course of the river highlighted on a map.
  3. ^ "Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground". Otonabee Region Conservation Authority. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  4. ^ "Hope Mill". Otonabee Region Conservation Authority. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  5. ^ "Lang Pioneer Village". Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  6. ^ "2.3 Otonabee-Peterborough Source Protection Area" (PDF). Trent Conservation Coalition Source Protection Region. June 2011. pp. 2–34 – 2–36. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  7. ^ "Map 2.2: Otonabee-Peterborough Source Protection Area - Subwatershed Areas" (PDF). Trent Conservation Coalition Source Protection Region. June 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-23.