Northern New York Waterfalls 

Rock Dam Falls


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' 44"
Longitude: W 75° 10' 35"
Drop: 25'
Type: Rectangular Block
Region: Southeast of Edwards
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Water access
Length of hike: 1.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Accessibility: Water
Name: Common

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 about 1.5 mile upstream from the canoe launch.  Our research has shown that locally, this drop has been known as Rock Dam or Rock Dam Falls.  Since this is the third of the drops you encounter from the canoe launch, it could also be called Oswegatchie River Falls #3.  It should not be confused with Oswegatchie Falls, which is about 2.4 miles downstream from this location.

In addition to the main drop here, the river separates into two channels around an island.  The river left side is a slide with a bottom drop of eight to ten feet.  This is seen in the second picture in the array.

You will pass Oswegatchie River Falls #1 and 2, as well as a stretch 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 29, 2017

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