At 3,074 acres, Carry Falls Reservoir is the largest impoundments on the Raquette River. The river flows to the north from the Hollywood Road launch. The water levels fluctuate greatly over the course of the year. Low water levels expose many large rock formations along the way. Water level influences the strength of the flow.
The route is fairly sheltered from the winds for the first 4 miles. At that point, the flow opens up to the west near Catamount Mountain. This section can produce strong west winds that will cause heavy waves running at right angles to your route. Paddlers should be experienced in these conditions before venturing into this section of the reservoir.
Nearby hiking trails include Catamount Mountain, Clear Pond. ATV's can also access the County's trail system nearby across route 56 from the reservoir.
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South- boat launch: The southern launch is located at the end of Hollywood Road in Colton. From NY-56, follow Hollywood Road 0.7 miles to the launch at the campground.
North, boat launch: The northern launch is located on Carry Falls Rd in Colton. From NY-56, turn onto Stark Road and continue for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Carry Falls Road and continue 1.6 miles to the launch.
West, hand-carry launch: On NY-56 in South Colton, continue 0.4 miles past the Catamount Lodge. The carry is on a dirt road on the left. From the parking area, it is a 500’ carry of medium difficulty.
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