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Also along the Scenic Byway are fabulous paddling opportunities, such as on the Hudson River near Thurman and Warrensburg (by Sally Feihel)

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Carry Falls Boat Launch near Colton

Olympic Byway, State Rt. 3, near South Colton in St. Lawrence County

The dammed up part of the Raquette River, off of NY Route 56 north of Sevey, has public access, boat launch and campsites at the Carry Falls-Parmenter Site.

The 3,170 acre Carry Falls Reservoir averages 18 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 50 feet. Its shoreline is almost entirely forested and there are many sandy beaches. A DEC boat ramp and launch area is on the far northwest corner of the reservoir.

Best access point is four miles north of the 3 and 56 intersection, apaved right turn leads to the signposted Parameter campground; thisoffers overnight camping with ample overnight parking at the launch. Ashallow beach beside the boat ramp offers an out of the way stagingarea. Another option is twelve miles up Route 56. Take a right turntowards signposted Joe Indian Pond. Turn right after 1.5 miles to CarryFalls Reservoir and right again to a large boat launch and parking areaat the north end of the reservoir.

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South Colton

Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:remote
Closest Route #:State Rt. 3
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no


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