"Where wilderness meets water"
Courtesy of Brock Garrison
Upstream into the Five Ponds Wilderness Area
Oswegatchie River from High Rock
Upstream into the Five Ponds Wilderness Area © Spencer Morrissey
Oswegatchie River Walk
Clifton Town Beach Access
Beach and Car Top Boat Access
Down Stream towards Windfall
Courtesy of Karen Soltau
Down Stream towards Newton Falls
As "WILD" of a river as ANY in the Adirondacks, the Oswegatchie is the lifeline for the entire Clifton-Fine Region. For those who have experienced it... it's easy to see why.
From Cranberry Lake the "Oswegatchie River" can lead you into two very different areas of the park. Upstream will lead you deep into one of the most vast and remote wilderness areas in the Adirondack Park as you head towards the Oswegatchie headwaters in Hamilton County near Long Lake NY. Downstream, leads you on an equally epic journey which eventually empties into the mighty St. Lawrence River on the New York and Canadian Border near Ogdensburg NY.
Both directions are packed full of some of the most rewarding, wildlife viewing and fishing opportunities. A leisurely paddle up or down the River, often presents one with a deep sense of serenity as you venture through through some of the most pristine, and untamed parts of the Adirondacks.
For those looking to experience the Oswegatchie but are looking for something less adventurous...
Check out the
put together by local volunteers.
RIver Access Locations Near Cranberry Lake
"Columbian Rd" just outside the Hamlet of
"A Top area Favorite fishing access location"
Clifton Town Beach (NYS HWY 3)
"Car Top Boat Access"
"Oswegatchie River-Newton Falls "Oswegatchie River-Wanakena"
"Oswegatchie River-Windfall" "Oswegatchie River-Star Lake"
"Oswegatchie River-Oswegatchie" "Oswegatchie River-Fine"