Northern New York Waterfalls
Officially Named Waterfalls and Rapids

On this website, we indicate the name of a waterfall or rapid as being in one of three categories:

  • Official ... to be officially named, a waterfall or rapid has to be recognized and registered with the United States Geological Survey.  The USGS, which is a part of the US Department of the Interior, is responsible for the official naming of geographic locations in our nation.  Things like towns, cities, mountains, rivers, rapids and waterfalls are listed on the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).  The GNIS is a database of all things officially named.
  • Common ... in the big picture, most waterfalls are not included in the GNIS database.  Many waterfalls that are not on this list do have a common name that is used, perhaps by those local to that area or perhaps on a wider base.  These waterfalls may be named after a person, a family, a location, or any number of things and over time, have come to be known by this name.
  • Unnamed ... By far, most waterfalls do not have a name, either by official standards or common reference.  In these cases, we have taken the liberty to give them a name, usually based on the waterway they are on, to facilitate cataloging them.
  • Charted ... a number of waterfalls throughout the north country somehow got pin-pointed on the USGS topographical maps without a name.  They are simply noted as "Falls".  We know of instances where these have common names, but many are unnamed.

The following is a list of all waterfalls and rapids in the Northern New York region that are listed on the GNIS database.  A notation of CL with the name of the waterfall indicates that it is on a county line and is listed in both counties.  Also, the latitude and longitude readings are given in ddmmss format, as they are listed on the GNIS database.  The USGS GNIS search page can be accessed at https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:0::NO::P1_COUNTY%2CP1_COUNTY_ALONG:n%2C.  To use this form, click on the box for "State" and scroll down to New York.  Once you click on this it may take a second or two but the "County" box will expand.  Scroll down to the county you wish to view.  Next, in the "Feature Class" box, scroll down and click on "Falls".  Then click the "Send Query" button and you will be sent to a list of all officially named waterfalls in that county.

We have a complete explanation of our Waterfalls Naming Project here.


 Clinton  |  Essex  |  Franklin  |  Fulton  |  Hamilton  |  Herkimer  |  Jefferson  |  Lewis  |  Montgomery  |
Oneida  |  Oswego  |  Saratoga  |  Schenectady  |  St. Lawrence  |  Warren  |  Washington
Clinton County Waterfalls
Waterfall Waterway Town Latitude Longitude
Alice Falls ... CL Ausable River Chesterfield/Ausable 443108 N 732751 W
Kent Falls Saranac River Plattsburgh/Schuyler Falls 444213 N 733606 W
Rainbow Falls at Ausable Chasm ... CL Ausable River Ausable/Chesterfield 443125 N 732737 W
Clinton County Rapids
There are no officially named rapids in Clinton County

 Clinton  |  Essex  |  Franklin  |  Fulton  |  Hamilton  |  Herkimer  |  Jefferson  |  Lewis  |  Montgomery  |
Oneida  |  Oswego  |  Saratoga  |  Schenectady  |  St. Lawrence  |  Warren  |  Washington
Essex County Waterfalls
Waterfall Waterway Town Latitude Longitude
Alice Falls ... CL Ausable River Chesterfield/Ausable 443108 N 732751 W
Artists Falls in the AMR Gill Brook Keene 440737 N 734832 W
Beaver Meadow Falls in the AMR Ausable River East Branch Keene 440745 N 734856 W
Bushnell Falls Johns Brook Keene 440844 N 735256 W
Buttermilk Falls Little Trout Brook Chesterfield 442758 N 732612 W
Clifford Falls Clifford Brook Keene 441636 N 0734923 W
Fairy Ladder Falls in the AMR Gill Brook Keene 440559 N 734914 W
Falls (The) West Inlet North Hudson 440440 N 734955 W
Flume Fall (The)/Wilmington Flume Ausable River West Branch Wilmington 442159 N 735025 W
... Webmaster's Note:  The USGS lists the two preceeding falls as "The Falls" and "The Flume Fall".  "The" is part of the name so alphabetically it should be under T, as it is in their database.  Since this is not usually the case, we have opted to list alphabetically without this.
Hanging Spear Falls opalescent River Newcomb 440606 N 735927 W
High Falls Ausable River West Branch Wilmington 442056 N 0735227 W
...Webmaster's note:  This is the High Falls Gorge area.  None of the waterfalls at High Falls Gorge are named High Falls!
Hulls Falls Ausable River East Branch Keene 441406 N 734740 W
Indian Falls Marcy Brook Keene 440826 N 735545 W
Linsey Falls Schroon River North Hudson 435612 N 734428 W
Millers Falls Cold River Newcomb 440621 N 741234 W
Monument Falls Ausable River West Branch Wilmington 441842 N 735455 W
Ord Falls Hudson River Newcomb 435636 N 740839 W
Phelps Falls Phelps Brook Keene 441204 N 734629 W
Rainbow Falls in the AMR Cascade Brook Keene 440707 N 734928 W
Rainbow Falls at Ausable Chasm ... CL Ausable River Ausable/Chesterfield 443125 N 732737 W
Rocky Falls Indian Pass Brook North Elba 441019 N 735956 W
Russell Falls Ausable River East Branch Keene 440909 N 734653 W
Split Rock Falls Boquet River Elizabethtown 440733 N 733913 W
Wanika Falls Chubb River North Elba 441158 N 740325 W
Essex County Rapids
Rapids Waterway Town Latitude Longitude
Big Eddy  Cold River Newcomb 440554 N 741400 W
Hewitt Eddy  Boreas River  Minerva 435234 N 740145 W

 Clinton  |  Essex  |  Franklin  |  Fulton  |  Hamilton  |  Herkimer  |  Jefferson  |  Lewis  |  Montgomery  |
Oneida  |  Oswego  |  Saratoga  |  Schenectady  |  St. Lawrence  |  Warren  |  Washington
Franklin County Waterfalls
Waterfall Waterway Town Latitude Longitude
Augerhole Falls St. Regis River West Branch Waverly 442513 N 743250 W
High Falls Chateaugay River Chateaugay 445434 N 740511 W
High Falls Salmon River Bellmont 444235 N 741020 W
Lower Falls Raquette River Harrietstown 440848 N 741920 W
Raquette Falls Raquette River Harrietstown 440842 N 741927 W
Upper Falls Raquette River Harrietstown 440829 N 741946 W
Franklin County Rapids
There are no officially named rapids in Franklin County

 Clinton  |  Essex  |  Franklin  |  Fulton  |  Hamilton  |  Herkimer  |  Jefferson  |  Lewis  |  Montgomery  |
Oneida  |  Oswego  |  Saratoga  |  Schenectady  |  St. Lawrence  |  Warren  |  Washington
Fulton County Waterfalls
Waterfall Waterway Town Latitude Longitude
Buttermilk Falls Unnamed stream Mayfield 430803 N 741743 W
Fulton County Rapids
There are no officially named rapids in Fulton County

 Clinton  |  Essex  |  Franklin  |  Fulton  |  Hamilton  |  Herkimer  |  Jefferson  |  Lewis  |  Montgomery  |
Oneida  |  Oswego  |  Saratoga  |  Schenectady  |  St. Lawrence  |  Warren  |  Washington
Hamilton County Waterfalls
Waterfall Waterway Town Latitude Longitude
Auger Falls Sacandaga River Wells 432802 N 741447 W
Austin Falls Sacandaga River Wells 433005 N 741646 W
Buttermilk Falls Raquette River Long Lake 435453 N 742903 W
Christine Falls Sacandaga River Wells 433044 N 741837 W
T Lake Falls T Lake outlet Arietta 432723 N 743647 W
Touey Falls Salmon Lake outlet Long Lake 435801 N 744121 W
Hamilton County Rapids
Rapids Waterway Town Latitude Longitude
Big Eddy Sacandaga River West Branch  Wells 432241 N 742732 W
The Rifts  Sacandaga River  Lake Pleasant 433028 N 741932 W

 Clinton  |  Essex  |  Franklin  |  Fulton  |  Hamilton  |  Herkimer  |  Jefferson  |  Lewis  |  Montgomery  |
Oneida  |  Oswego  |  Saratoga  |  Schenectady  |  St. Lawrence  |  Warren  |  Washington
Herkimer County Waterfalls
Waterfall Waterway Town Latitude Longitude
Limekiln Falls Moose River South Branch Ohio 433951 N 745416 W
Sliding Falls Robinson River Webb 440128 N 745542 W
Herkimer County Rapids
There are no officially named rapids in Herkimer County

 Clinton  |  Essex  |  Franklin  |  Fulton  |  Hamilton  |  Herkimer  |  Jefferson  |  Lewis  |  Montgomery  |
Oneida  |  Oswego  |  Saratoga  |  Schenectady  |  St. Lawrence  |  Warren  |  Washington
Jefferson County Waterfalls
Waterfall Waterway Town Latitude Longitude
Beaver Falls Beaver Meadows Flow Watertown 435736 N 755726 W
Burrville Cider Mill Falls Jacobs Creek Watertown 435548 N 755133 W
Catfish Falls Chaumont River Clayton 440822 N 760403 W
Great Falls Black River City of Watertown 435836 N 755425 W
Sperrys Falls French Creek Clayton 441102 N 760750 W
Talcott Falls Stony Creek Adams 435331 N 755844 W
Jefferson County Rapids
There are no officially named rapids in Jefferson County

 Clinton  |  Essex  |  Franklin  |  Fulton  |  Hamilton  |  Herkimer  |  Jefferson  |  Lewis  |  Montgomery  |
Oneida  |  Oswego  |  Saratoga  |  Schenectady  |  St. Lawrence  |  Warren  |  Washington
Lewis County Waterfalls
Waterfall Waterway Town Latitude Longitude
Agers Falls Moose River Lyonsdale 433718 N 751845 W
Eagle Falls Beaver River Watson 435419 N 751148 W
Elmer Falls Beaver River Croghan 435537 N 751718 W
High Falls Deer River Denmark 435350 N 753949 W
King Falls Deer River Denmark 435501 N 753759 W
Lyons Falls Black River West Turin/Lyonsdale 433706 N 752129 W
Rainbow Falls Gulf Stream Barnes Corners 434958 N 755007 W
Whitaker Falls Roaring Brook Martinsburg 434404 N 752644 W
Lewis County Rapids
There are no officially named rapids in Lewis County

 Clinton  |  Essex  |  Franklin  |  Fulton  |  Hamilton  |  Herkimer  |  Jefferson  |  Lewis  |  Montgomery  |
Oneida  |  Oswego  |  Saratoga  |  Schenectady  |  St. Lawrence  |  Warren  |  Washington
Montgomery County Watefalls
... The only officially named waterfalls in Montgomery County are south of the Mohawk River and therefore not in the region covered by nnywaterfalls.com.
Montgomery County Rapids
There are no officially named rapids in Montgomery County

 Clinton  |  Essex  |  Franklin  |  Fulton  |  Hamilton  |  Herkimer  |  Jefferson  |  Lewis  |  Montgomery  |
Oneida  |  Oswego  |  Saratoga  |  Schenectady  |  St. Lawrence  |  Warren  |  Washington
Oneida County Waterfalls
Waterfall Waterway Town Latitude Longitude
Crandall Falls Black River Remsen/Forestport 432351 N 750815 W
Pixley Falls Lansing Kill Boonville 432408 N 752039 W
Oneida County Rapids
There are no officially named rapids in Oneida County

 Clinton  |  Essex  |  Franklin  |  Fulton  |  Hamilton  |  Herkimer  |  Jefferson  |  Lewis  |  Montgomery  |
Oneida  |  Oswego  |  Saratoga  |  Schenectady  |  St. Lawrence  |  Warren  |  Washington
Oswego County Waterfalls
Waterfall Waterway Town Latitude Longitude
Mad River Falls Mad River North Branch Redfield 433536 N 754905 W
Salmon River Falls Salmon River Orwell 433252 N 755627 W
Oswego County Rapids
There are no officially named rapids in Oswego County

 Clinton  |  Essex  |  Franklin  |  Fulton  |  Hamilton  |  Herkimer  |  Jefferson  |  Lewis  |  Montgomery  |
Oneida  |  Oswego  |  Saratoga  |  Schenectady  |  St. Lawrence  |  Warren  |  Washington
Saratoga County Waterfalls
Waterfall Waterway Town Latitude Longitude
Buttermilk Falls Mohawk River Waterford/Cohoes (City) 424633 N 734116 W
Cohoes Falls Mohawk River Waterford/Cohoes (City) 424720 N 734234 W
Eggleston Falls Black Pond Creek Corinth 431605 N 735706 W
Spier Falls ... CL Hudson River Moreau/Lake Luzerne 431405 N 734524 W
Saratoga County Rapids
There are no officially named rapids in Saratog County

 Clinton  |  Essex  |  Franklin  |  Fulton  |  Hamilton  |  Herkimer  |  Jefferson  |  Lewis  |  Montgomery  |
Oneida  |  Oswego  |  Saratoga  |  Schenectady  |  St. Lawrence  |  Warren  |  Washington
Schenecady County Watefalls
... There are no Schenectady County waterfalls listed on the database.
Schenectady County Rapids
There are no officially named rapids in Schenectady County

 Clinton  |  Essex  |  Franklin  |  Fulton  |  Hamilton  |  Herkimer  |  Jefferson  |  Lewis  |  Montgomery  |
Oneida  |  Oswego  |  Saratoga  |  Schenectady  |  St. Lawrence  |  Warren  |  Washington
St. Lawrence County Waterfalls
Waterfall Waterway Town Latitude Longitude
Allen Falls St. Regis River West Branch Parishville 443921 N 745100 W
Basford Falls Grass River South Branch Clare 442025 N 750329 W
Brasher Falls St. Regis River Brasher 444828 N 744620 W
Bruner Falls St. Regis River West Branch Hopkinton 443235 N 744135 W
Copper Rock Falls Grass River South Branch Clare 441719 N 745734 W
Five Falls Raquette River Colton 443141 N 745008 W
Flat Rock Falls Grass River South Branch Clare 441906 N 750028 W
Gain Twist Falls Raquette River Parishville 443050 N 744903 W
Harper Falls Grass River North Branch Clare 442607 N 750429 W
High Falls Oswegatchie River Fine 440407 N 745437 W
High Falls St. Regis River West Branch Hopkinton 442801 N 743722 W
Higley Falls Raquette River Colton 443150 N 745555 W
Jacksons Falls Grass River Russell 442941 N 751009 W
Jamestown Falls Raquette River Colton 441931 N 744300 W
Kingsley Falls St. Regis River West Branch Hopkinton 443302 N 744051 W
Lampsons Falls Grass River Clare 442420 N 750417 W
Little Falls Raquette River Parishville 443017 N 744527 W
Moody Falls Raquette River Colton 441842 N 744256 W
Pelkys Falls Grass River North Branch Clare 442544 N 750113 W
Rainbow Falls Grass River South Branch Clare 441824 N 745957 W
Rainbow Falls Raquette River Parishville 443104 N 744918 W
Rushton Falls Grass River Canton 443548 N 751029 W
Sinclair Falls Grass River South Branch Clare 442016 N 750249 W
Stark Falls Raquette River Parishville 442703 N 744559 W
Sylvan Falls St. Regis River West Branch Hopkinton 443434 N 744239 W
Three Falls Raquette River Colton 443100 N 745255 W
Twin Falls Grass River South Branch Clare 441957 N 750136 W
St. Lawrence County Rapids
Rapids Waterway Town Latitude Longitude
Brumagin Rapids Grass River South Branch Clare  441718 N 745545 W
Burnt Island Rapids Raquette River Piercefield 441733 N 743558 W
Deerlick Rapids Grass River South Branch Clare 441705 N 745236 W
Galop Rapids ... historical St. Lawrence River Lisbon 444545 N 752310 W
Griffin Rapids Oswegatchie River Fine 440501 N 745806 W
Halls Rapids ... historical Raquette River Colton 442202 N 744348 W
Hedgehog Rapids Raquette River Piercefield 441812 N 743607 W
Long Rapids Grass River South Branch Clifton 441703 N 745404 W
Long Rapids ... historical Raquette River Colton 442107 N 744311 W
Moosehead Rapids Raquette River Childwold 441841 N 744209 W
Morgan Rapids Raquette River Colton 443140 N 745108 W
Sols Rapids Raquette River Piercefield 441519 N 743539 W
South Sault Rapids ... historical St. Lawrence River Massena 445826 N 745400 W
Stewart Rapids Grass River South Branch Clare 441953 N 750121 W

 Clinton  |  Essex  |  Franklin  |  Fulton  |  Hamilton  |  Herkimer  |  Jefferson  |  Lewis  |  Montgomery  |
Oneida  |  Oswego  |  Saratoga  |  Schenectady  |  St. Lawrence  |  Warren  |  Washington
Warren County Waterfalls
Waterfall Waterway Town Latitude Longitude
Spier Falls ... CL Hudson River Moreau/Lake Luzerne 431405 N 734524 W
Warren County Rapids
Rapids Waterway Town Latitude Longitude
Mouse Rapids  Hudson River Chester 434403 N 740318 W
Perry Ehlers Rapids  Hudson River  Chester 434419 N 740243 W

 Clinton  |  Essex  |  Franklin  |  Fulton  |  Hamilton  |  Herkimer  |  Jefferson  |  Lewis  |  Montgomery  |
Oneida  |  Oswego  |  Saratoga  |  Schenectady  |  St. Lawrence  |  Warren  |  Washington
Washington County Waterfalls
Waterfall Waterway Town Latitude Longitude
Bakers Falls/Hudson Falls Hudson River Kinsbury/Moreau 431750 N 733527 W
Buttermilk Falls Sly Pond outlet Fort Ann 432521 N 733515 W
Kane Falls Halfway Creek Fort Ann 432535 N 732945 W
Washington County Rapids
There are no officially named rapids in Washington County

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