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Lampson Falls

Adirondacks, New York

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  • The entrance for Lampson Falls is marked by this sign.- Lampson Falls
  • The trail to Lampson Falls is mostly flat and wide.- Lampson Falls
  • The trail register can be found a short way down the trail.- Lampson Falls
  • A small rise in the trail follows shortly after the register.- Lampson Falls
  • A spur trail leads to the calm upper stretch of river.- Lampson Falls
  • The river above the falls is very calm.- Lampson Falls
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  • A wheelchair-accessible boardwalk leads to the falls overlook.- Lampson Falls
  • The falls drops steeply over several irregularities in the bedrock, creating large rooster tails.- Lampson Falls
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  • The top tier of the falls.- Lampson Falls
  • A sandy beach near the base of the falls.- Lampson Falls
  • Lampson Falls.- Lampson Falls
  • Primitive camping and an outhouse can be found just beyond the sandy beach.- Lampson Falls
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  • An unmarked trail continues to a point in the river with good views of the falls.- Lampson Falls
  • Lampson Falls.- Lampson Falls
  • The sandy beach makes a great swimming destination in the summer.- Lampson Falls
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Great views. Good swimming holes. Wheelchair accessible.
Cons: 
Can be crowded.
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Region:
Adirondacks, NY
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Lampson Falls is a wide and sliding waterfall on the Grass River in the Northern Adirondacks. Several flakes of bedrock add texture to the water as it falls approximately 40 feet into a large, calm pool. A beach and primitive camping area are located near the base of the falls, and there is a wheelchair-accessible viewpoint at the top.

From the trailhead along Route 27 visitors will pass a gate and then walk along a wide, flat gravel path for 0.6 miles. Along the way the visitors will pass the trail register and climb a very gradual rise. Shortly after the rise, a spur trail on the left will lead to a view of the Grass River above Lampson Falls. Returning to the main trail, hikers will find a wheelchair ramp leading to the top of the falls. Continuing down the increasingly steep road will lead to a small sandy beach near the base of the falls. A footpath continues out along a peninsula with great views of the falls and solitude further downstream. 

At the start of the peninsula, a narrow footpath leads to the primitive camping area and privy.

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