Northern New York Waterfalls 

Eatonville Falls


Take NY 12 into the hamlet of Glenfield, Glenfield Road from the north or Main Street from the south.  These come together as you enter the hamlet.  Take a right onto the Greig Road.  A short distance from the hamlet, your second left will be the Odett Road.  Take a left at the "T" where this road ends.  Your first right will be the Eatonville Road.  Follow this seasonally maintained dirt road.  Bear left where the Van Arnam Road exits and you will come to a bridge crossing the Otter Creek.  Park and look upstream.

County: Lewis
Town: Greig
USGS Map: Brantingham
Waterway: Otter Creek
Latitude: N 43° 42' 52"
Longitude: W 75° 20' 36"
Drop: ~20'
Type: Multiple drops
Region: East of the hamlet of Glenfield
Parking: Unpaved area
Trail type: Dirt, stone
Length of hike: NA
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Official

Greig Quadrangle

Eatonville FallsAlthough not noted on USGS topographical maps, Eatonville Falls is promoted in a number of brochures and websites about this area.  From the parking area, you will see the falls about a tenth of a mile upstream.

This waterfall contains three sections.  You can get a very nice view of the upper portion, a two-step tiered drop, by walking up the riverbed from the parking lot side of the river.

Eatonville Falls-Middle SectionThe middle portion of about 10 feet right under the bridge you just drove over.  You can get a good view of this slide from the bridge or from downstream on the shore, also on the parking lot side.

Walk a bit further downstream and you can see the lower section.  This lower portion is a slide/rapids.

Our two videos are of the upper and middle sections, respectively.

There is a small campground/picnic area here.  In addition to the campground, this stretch of river is very popular with kayakers and the fishing community.  

The name of this waterfall is now official, having been added to the GNIS data base on November 9, 2017.

The Otter Creek flows into the Black River just downstream from the village of Glenfield.  The Black River joins Lake Ontario just west of Watertown in Dexter, New York.

Last update:  November 14, 2017

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