Bark River is an unincorporated community located in Delta County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located in Bark River Township near the Bark River, from which it is named. It is situated on U.S. Highway 2 and U.S. Highway 41 about 13 miles west of Escanaba and just east of the Hannahville Indian Reservation.
Bark River is at latitude 45° 42' north and longitude 87° 18' west. The ZIP code is 49807 and the FIPS place code is 05400. The elevation is 744 feet above sea level. Nearby Bark River International Raceway has hosted national off-road racing events, most recently the TORC Series.