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FOUND! Deer River: Unamed or Deer Falls!

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FOUND! Deer River: Unamed or Deer Falls!

Postby Artist4God » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:39 pm

This may already be oh here somewhere, but I didn't see these falls listed anywhere on this site...so, I'm adding them now.

My husband and I were driving down Rt. 26 in the town of "Deer River" in Lewis County (we didn't know exactly where we were until we looked it up today on Google Earth) and we stumbled upon these lovely unnamed or "Deer Falls" (I'm not sure which). My "guesstimate" is that they are about a 10-15 foot drop and that the river there was about 25 feet wide? I have videos which I'll add ASAP.

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I just found them on another site at: http://www.nnywaterfalls.com/deerriver/deerriverfalls/
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Re: FOUND! Deer River: Unamed or Deer Falls!

Postby Artist4God » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:14 pm



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Re: FOUND! Deer River: Unamed or Deer Falls!

Postby hobkyl » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:35 pm

Nice find Rose! I wonder why military personel arent allowed to enjoy the falls? It doesnt prohibit civilians...just warns that its dangerous. The sign says "Kings Falls"
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Re: FOUND! Deer River: Unamed or Deer Falls!

Postby Artist4God » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:28 pm

hobkyl wrote:Nice find Rose! I wonder why military personel arent allowed to enjoy the falls? It doesnt prohibit civilians...just warns that its dangerous. The sign says "Kings Falls"


I believe the "Kings Falls" refers to another part of the falls in the river (in a town called 'Copenhagen') that shows the entire area of the river 'off limits' to the military. I wonder too about the "off limits" to the military personnel, but am guessing it specifies them as it is near the huge army base of Fort Drum? It sure was pretty tho! I was hoping to see at least one falls in our trek through unknown (to us) territory of the Tug Hill Plateau. I hope to make it a bit further East to the Adirondacks themselves soon!
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Re: FOUND! Deer River: Unamed or Deer Falls!

Postby Matt » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:42 pm

excellent find!
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Re: FOUND! Deer River: Unamed or Deer Falls!

Postby trinitrotoluene » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:02 am

I remembered the existence of a Deer River Falls in Copenhagen from long ago and looked it up. Sadly it appears to be turned off by a dam most of the time, but Google Earth gives a height of 41 meters (counting the dam) which, for a big river, is fairly impressive. I'm surprised I've been able to find so little information about it, but perhaps this photo explains why (that big unsightly pipe blocking the view). The waterfall is here if anyone cares to take a closer look.

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Copenhagen, NY: Waterfall at town entrace by Henrik Moltke, on Flickr

Kings Falls is a few miles further downstream and apparently easier to access since I found a lot more photos of it. Here's one. Google Earth says it's about 13 meters

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(neither of these are mine obv, i've never been north of albany)

(actually that's a lie i've been to the 'dacks once before, but mostly the upper hudson river area)
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Re: FOUND! Deer River: Unamed or Deer Falls!

Postby Matt » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:13 pm

great info!
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