From the intersection of NY 12 and NY 28 in Alder Creek,
drive northeast on NY 28 to Forestport. After crossing
the Forestport Reservoir, take a right on the exit ramp.
Continue to merge on the Woodhull Road. As you go
through Forestport Station, take a right on the Bardwell
Mills Road. You will come to a corner where the Bardwell
Mills Road exits right, but you should continue straight
and you will be on the Lake Julia Road. In a little
over 1/2 mile, turn left on the Muthig Road. This
becomes the Roberts Road. You will come to a DEC sign
for the Little Black Creek Fishing Access Area.
||Little Black Creek
||N 43° 23' 18"
||W 75° 06' 48"
||A pair of curtain cascades
||Southeast of Forestport
|Length of hike:
Park in the lot on the left. The waterfall will be obvious
on the upstream side of the bridge as you pass. Although unnamed,
this waterfall is in a state-owned DEC fishing facility.
This is a step type waterfall with the first drop being a six
to eight foot plunge around a boulder in the river. After
about 30 or so feet, there is another small drop just before the
bridge. Then a set of rapids takes things home as it flows
away from the bridge.
The Little Black Creek flows into the Black River less than
two miles downstream from here. That empties into Lake
Ontario at the Black River Bay, just southwest of the village of
Dexter in Jefferson County.
Last update: January 1, 2017