Northern New York Waterfalls 

Oswegatchie River Falls #5


On NY 58 southeast of the hamlet of Edwards, there is a canoe launch operated by Brookfield Energy.  It is a little less than a mile into Fine from the Edwards/Fine town line.

County: St. Lawrence
Town: Fine
USGS Map: Fine
Waterway: Oswegatchie River
Latitude: N 44° 14' 43"
Longitude: W 75° 10' 26"
Drop: 12'
Type: Slide
Region: Southeast of Edwards
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Water access
Length of hike: 1.6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Accessibility: Water
Name: Unnamed

South Edwards Quadrangle

On a stretch of the Oswegatchie River near the Edwards/Fine town line and between the South Edwards Dam and Grease Falls, there are five drops. 

The property around this drop is private so it is a water access only situation.

This drop is a little over 1.6 miles upstream from the canoe launch.  It is about 250 yards above Falls #4.  In keeping with our policy of giving names to these unnamed falls base on the waterway they are on, and since this is the fifth of the drops you encounter from the canoe launch, we have chosen this name.  It should not be confused with Oswegatchie Falls, which is about 2.5 miles downstream from this location.

The channel divides around an island.  River right is pictured in the first photo.  Because of the terrain, the river left section was not able to be photographed.  The second picture shows where it exits around the island.

You will pass Oswegatchie River Falls #1, #2 and #4, Rock Dam Falls and a couple of stretches of rapids on the paddle to this one.  These will have to be portaged. 

The Oswegatchie River flows to the St. Lawrence River in the city of Ogdensburg.

Last update:  September 30, 2017

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Oswegatchie River Falls #5 Oswegatchie River Falls #5

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