Raquette River from Jamestown Falls


The carry is very mellow and nearly a half mile in length. The carry could be driven if your vehicle fits the bill. Heading upstream will bring you to several waterfalls and downstream will bring you to a couple smaller ones, for which you may choose to carry around. Eventually you come to Carry Falls Reservoirs South end. 

How to get there:

From the intersection of Route 3 and Route 30 in the Village of Tupper Lake follow Route 3 toward Cranberry Lake. Continue to Sevey Corners and take a right onto Route 56. Continue for 2.6 miles to the trailhead on the right. 

Type of launch:

0.4 mile carry, easy terrain

Type of water:

This leads to the Raquette River. The Raquette River as a whole has some serious waterfalls, but this carry access brings you to a much mellower region of the river. You should have a good map of the river before paddling.


There's an accessible campsite located near Jamestown Falls. An accessible hand launch is a short walk down the trail, located just below the scenic falls.


The campsite includes a designated ADA parking site in the trailhead parking lot, camping pad, fire ring, and privy, and hand launch.