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Upper Oswegatchie River – Overlook Falls Parcel

Property Details

Location: Fowler, St. Lawrence County, NY
Price: $180,000
Acres: 83
Type: Multiple Uses


Four individually offered, incredible riverfront parcels are for sale along the beautiful West Branch of the Oswegatchie River. The parcel’s river frontage offers an entire suite of river attributes – frothy, cascading waterfalls, 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 a private building site within the sounds of the rushing falls or a direct view of the crashing water.


The parcels are in Fowler 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 surrounding town of Fowler (population of 2,200) is a mosaic of natural pine and hardwood forests, rural communities, and weekend cabin properties.

St. Lawrence County is the largest county in New York State and is home to the Thousand Islands and St. Lawrence International Seaway, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic. Gouverneur (population 3,949) is a 10-mile drive to the northeast along the Route 58 corridor, while Canton is a 40-minute drive to the north. Syracuse and Rochester lie within a two and three-hour drive, respectively.


The land has +/-1,430′ of frontage on both sides of Sand Road. Electric power and year-round town road maintenance exist at the northwest corner of the Sand Road frontage. County Route 24 is +/-1,500′ from this boundary, allowing easy access to points beyond. The land on the northern side of Sand Road is level and well-drained, well-suited for home development.

Access to the river frontage starts at a forestry clearing along the south side of Sand Road and runs downhill +/-2,200′ in a southerly direction following a woods trail. This woods trail would have to be converted into a year-round driveway before a home can be built along the river.

Site Description

The land holds nearly 2,500′ of river frontage along a slow but deep-running section of the river. The southern portion of the river frontage has rapids and is within view of a waterfall on the adjacent property.

Terrain near the Sand Road frontage is level to gently sloping with generally deep, sandy soils. The terrain leading down to the river is steep between a narrow valley that offers the potential driveway to the river.

High-quality white pine with an average diameter of 19.5″ dominates the forest cover creating exceptional forest aesthetics and offering future income from the timber’s $90,000 estimated net value.

Parcel Map

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