Northern New York Waterfalls 

Stark Falls


This site is located on the Stark Road, which is accessible from NY 56 between the hamlet of South Colton and the intersection with NY 3 at Sevey Corners.  Although not one of the more remote areas of the Adirondacks, this area is fairly distant from any sizable community.  Several miles from either end, the Stark Road is one of the few paved roads that exits east from NY 56.

County: St. Lawrence
Town: Colton
USGS Map: Stark
Waterway: Raquette River
Latitude: N 44° 27' 03"
Longitude: W 74° 45' 59"
Drop: 20'
Type: Segmented
Region: Southeast of Colton
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Roadside
Length of hike: Roadside
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Official

Stark Quadragle

Waterfall videoOnce on the Stark Road, you can't miss this location.  Just after passing the end of the Carry Falls Road, a bridge will cross the Raquette River and the falls will be visible on the right.  There is parking on the shoulder of the road.  A sign on a metal gate at the entrance to an access road cautions you to stay on the trail due to fluctuating river levels.  You can view these falls from this trail or from the highway by the bridge.  

The dam at this site, operated by Brookfield Power, holds back a region known as Stark Falls Reservoir.  The facility at this site, completed in 1957, was the last to be finished in the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation's Raquette River Power Development Project.

As a result of our application, Stark Falls became the official name of this waterfall on June 7, 2017.

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

Last update:  July 1, 2017

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