For sale are six individually offered, incredible riverfront parcels along the beautiful West Branch of the Oswegatchie River. The parcel's river frontage provides an entire suite of river attributes - frothy, cascading falls, plunging pools, shimmering ripples, high granite outcroppings, placid flat water – there's a little bit of everything along this stunning river frontage.
Each parcel also offers various private building sites along the river with no nearby roads, houses, or noise.
The parcels are located in the towns of Fowler, Pitcairn and Edwards, St. Lawrence County, New York. This location is at the foothills of the northwestern Adirondacks along the West Branch of the Oswegatchie River. The West Branch is a major tributary of the Oswegatchie, which flows into the main branch near the hamlet of Talcville. The nearby village of Harrisville (population 670) is a rural community along the Oswegatchie River with a full suite of amenities.
St. Lawrence County is the largest in New York State and is home to the St. Lawrence International Seaway, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic. Gouverneur (population 3,949) is an 11-mile drive to the northwest along the Route 58 corridor, while Canton is a 45-minute drive to the north. Syracuse and Rochester/Albany lie within a two and three-hour drive.
The land has +/-0.8 miles of frontage along Stone Road, a seasonally maintained, graveled town road. However, year-round town road maintenance runs up to the northern road frontage. Electric power appears to be available along the entire road frontage. An internal access road runs +/-0.8 miles in a northeast direction to an existing camp near Falls #3.
There are 0.7 miles of quality shoreline frontage along the river, with two notable areas of falls and rapids (Falls #2 & #3). The camp sits near Falls #3 along the river on level, dry terrain. Nearby is a peninsula whose point overlooks the rapids and Falls #3. Most of the land is level and sandy, with one narrow, long wetland in the northwest area.
The timber data reveals a total per acre volume of 32.4 cords, well above average for the region. Stumpage values were assigned to the volumes in June of 2023 by F&W Forestry, producing a parcel-wide Capital Timber Value (CTV) of $403,300. See Timber Valuation. Average diameters for the three major species are white pine 20.5", red pine 15" and black cherry 15.5". Financial maturity for most sawlog species is 18-24", therefore many of the stands on this Parcel are within 20-30 years of generating considerable income. The white pine resource is mature.
There is a camp located along the river at the end of an access road opposite Falls #3 and the Sand Bar. The camp is currently associated with a recreational lease that generates +/-$6.0/ac. The lease can be canceled per the terms of the lease agreement. Copies of the lease agreement are available upon request.