Northern New York Waterfalls 

Limekiln Falls

Directions

From NY 28 in the hamlet of Inlet, across from the west end of Sixth Lake, the Limekiln Road will take you south.  In 1.8 miles, you will find the Limekiln Lake DEC Campground.  There will be a day-use fee to enter.

County: Herkimer
Town: Ohio
USGS Map: Old Forge
Waterway: Moose River South Branch
Latitude: 43° 39' 49"
Longitude: 74° 54' 20"
Drop: NA
Type: Multiple
Region: Off NY 28 south of the hamlet of Inlet
Parking: Campground
Trail type: Dirt
Length of hike: NA
Difficulty: Moderate
Accessibility: Public
Name: Official

Our first note is that we have not yet been to this waterfall.  We have had it listed for several years but different websites showed different info on its access.  These instructions.  We still have some confusion as to the length of the hike.  One on-line source stated it was 1.75 miles, one-way.  Another, with some fairly specific instructions totaled 2.25, one-way.  Comparing this on a topographical map indicated that it should be considerably longer than those numbers.

The trail starts at campsite 87.  From there, walk across a large open field to a registration box where a self-guided nature tour begins.  This would imply that all the info you will need to get to the waterfall will be given there. 

This location is actually a series of waterfalls.  Some on-line sources refer to it as rapids.  A 15' wide section of the river drops for about 1/2 mile in length.

If anyone has any information or pictures of these waterfalls, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

The south branch of the Moose River joins the middle branch just northeast of McKeever to become the Moose River.  This continues into the Black River in Lyons Falls which empties into Lake Ontario near Dexter in Jefferson County.

Last update:  December 31, 2016

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