Northern New York Waterfalls 

Meacham Falls


On NY 30 between Malone and Paul Smiths, just north of the NY 458 intersection, you will encounter the Meacham Lake State Park.  Park in the parking area at the extreme southern end of the lake, just north of where the highway crosses the St. Regis River, East Branch.

County: Franklin
Town: Duane
USGS Map: Meacham Lake
Waterway: St. Regis River East Branch
Latitude: N 44° 33' 13"
Longitude: W 74° 18' 35"
Drop: 15'
Type: Stepping slides
Region: NY 30 south of Malone
Parking: Unpaved lot
Trail type: Dirt/rock
Length of hike: <0.1 mile
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Unnamed

Meacham Lake Quadrangle

Waterfall videoNext to this parking area, there is a retaining dam at the outlet of Meacham Lake.  This is the beginning of the East Branch of the St. Regis River.  Across the highway from here, you will find a very pleasant slide-type waterfall, that drops in three or four sections.

There are many unnamed waterfalls on the St. Regis.  We have dubbed this Meacham Falls because of its location at the outlet of the lake and at the beginning of this branch of the river.

The East Branch joins the main channel of the St. Regis River not far downstream from here, just below the hamlet of Santa Clara.  This flows to the St. Lawrence River almost on the US/Canada border a few miles northeast of Massena, New York.

Last update:  May 9, 2016

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