Independence River – Fat Lady Rapids

Waterfall Name: Independence River – Fat Lady Rapids
Aka: Independence River Falls
Location: Greig Twn

First Visit: 06-07-2015

State: New York State
Region: Northern Region
County: Lewis County

Park Area: Independence River Wild Forest
NYS Tourism Region: Adirondack Mountains
NYDEC Region: Western Adirondacks/Eastern Lake Ontario

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Waterfall Location: N43.73311 W75.36026
Parking: N43.73213 W75.36155
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Stream, River: Independence River
Height, Type: Slide,Class IV+ Rapids
Elevation: 825 ft
Level of Difficulty, Hiking Distance: .4 Mile Round Trip

Whitewater Rte, Canoe Rte Map:
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My Resource: Eastern New York All Outdoors Atlas and Field Guide Publication 2008 pg 106 D3
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Photos, Information Contributed to other Websites: Dig the Falls

Landmark: Located in the area of the old diversion dam.
Nearest Intersection: Rudd Rd and Pine Grove Rd
Directions: From the intersection of Hwy 12 and Glenfield Rd, drive .2 miles east on Glenfield Rd. You will come to an intersectin of Main St. Turn left onto Main St and drive .2 miles to a right onto Grieg Rd. Drive .5 miles on Grieg Rd to a left onto Otter Creek Rd. Drive 1.5 miles on Otter Creek Rd to the intersection of Pine Grove Rd. Turn left here onto Pine Grove Rd and drive 1.4 miles. Where Rudd Rd is on your right. Turn onto Rudd Rd and drive .3 miles to the end where the bridge is out. This is the take out spot for the whitewater rafters.

Comments, Notes: Northern New York Waterfalls has this location listed as Rudd Road falls on aka Hidden Falls. This area is also named Independence River Falls and includes the following waterfalls and rapids: The Wall Rapids, Bridge Boof Rapids, Fat Lady Rapids, Independence River falls on, Independence River Falls. There are others along this route that I have not seen yet. Plans to return in the future.

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