Northern New York Waterfalls 

Bulkhead Falls


The north end of the Tooley Pond Road is less than 1000' from the junction of CR 17 and CR 27 in the hamlet of Degrasse.  Proceed northeast on CR 27 and take a right. You will reach Bulkhead Falls in 3.5 miles.

County: St. Lawrence
Town: Clare
USGS Map: Degrasse
Waterway: Grass River South Branch
Latitude: N 44o 19' 49"
Longitude: W 75o 01' 06"
Drop: 25'
Type: Slide
Region: South of Canton
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Dirt
Length of hike: 0.1 mile
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Common

Degrasse Quadrangle

Bulkhead Falls is one of eight well-known waterfalls on the South Branch of the Grass River which are fairly easy to access from the Tooley Pond Road.  This road, which has significant lengths that are unpaved, connects CR 27 in the hamlet of Degrasse to NY 3 near Cranberry Lake.  Like many of the falls on this road, it is on DEC maintained state land, accessible to the public.  It is also possible to reach this location from the Route 3 end but our information details access from the north.

Just before a turn in the road, you are very close to the river.  Just behind a sign that states "No motor vehicles allowed beyond this point", you will find a trail that takes you to Bulkhead.  Actually there are many of these signs posted periodically along the road.  This one is closest to the 3.5 mile point.

This waterfall covers a significant stretch of the river at this point, with several drops.  Actually, the trail mentioned in the previous paragraph brings you in at the bottom of the falls.  A bit further down the road, there is another trail that brings you to the middle of the stretch of falls, but the entrance to this trail is not marked.

The Grass River flows into the St. Lawrence River in Massena, in St. Lawrence County.

Note:  Depending upon which map or sign you are using, this river is referred to as either Grasse or Grass.  Officially, it is Grass.

Last update:  September 8, 2015

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