Northern New York Waterfalls 

South Colton Falls


Just east of the hamlet of South Colton, there is a bridge across the Raquette River.   Just east of this there is an intersection where the Snell Road exits to the upstream side.  A very short distance up this, the Raquette River Road follows the river upstream.  A few hundred feet from this junction, Stowe Lane, a dead-end road, will be on the left.

County: St. Lawrence
Town: Colton
USGS Map: Colton
Waterway: Raquette River
Latitude: N 44° 30' 47"
Longitude: W 74° 53' 02"
Drop: 20'
Type: Segmented
Region: Southeast of Colton
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Roadside
Length of hike: Roadside
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Common

Colton Quadrangle

South Colton FallsThere is a parking area on Stowe Lane.  From the riverbank, you will have unobstructed views of the falls.  The power dam at the hydro-electric plant at this site covers one-half of the width of the river.  On the other half, there is the fifteen foot all South Colton Falls.  

The dam at this site, built by the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation was completed in 1953.  It holds back a region known as South Colton Reservoir.  You can't access the falls themselves from this side of the river, but you can view them.

The Raquette River empties into the St. Lawrence River in Massena, New York.

Last update:  July 1, 2017

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