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Property Details

Updated: Apr 27, 2015
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Just 20 miles from Fort Drum, Camp Wegatchie is located on the Oswegatchie River near Oxbow, NY. It's the perfect place to stay when visiting family or friends. The cabin provides a very private setting with panoramic water views from every room. There's excellent fishing for small mouth bass, bullhead, walleye and pike in the river and it's also prime habitat for the protected lake sturgeon which is making a comeback. We provide canoes and kayaks at no charge (security deposit required). There are many surrounding lakes which offer additional fishing or paddling oportunities. If you would like to bring your own boat, there's a place to keep it at the cabin. A variety of waterfowl, birds, deer, turkey and an occasional bald eagle are some of the wildlife you're likely to see. The updated cabin has an adequate master bedroom with a full size bed plus a second bedroom with two sets of bunk beds, including one double bed. The living room couch also pulls out to a double. The cabin comfortably accommodates 6 adults but can sleep 8 when using the sleeper couch. The Village of Oxbow is just 2 miles away for gas & convenience items. The Town of Gouverneur is 8 miles away for shopping, dining, bowling, golf and hospital. The resort town of Alexandria Bay is 25 miles away and it's just 40 miles to Watertown and the big box stores.

Everyone loves the big rope swing that drops you off in the deep part of the river right out in front of the cabin. We back up to the Yellow Lake State Forest for hikes and exploration.

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We've been coming to the area together for more than 35 years for get aways. The property was acquired by me and my friend in 2001. It's made it possible to share the same experiences we've had with our families and other friends. It took ten years of infrequent 'work weekends' to fix it up ourselves but it's all been a labor of love. We think it's pretty cool.

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A private riverfront fishing and boating vacation
Gouverneur Thousand Islands

Great getaway

  • 4 of 5
My girlfriend and I stayed for a week and loved it. Canoeing the river was a blast. Spent a day in Alexandria Bay, only about a half hour away. Would highly recommend for couples.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
A private riverfront fishing and boating vacation
Gouverneur Thousand Islands

Great getaway

  • 4 of 5
My girlfriend and I had a great time, stayed a week. Nice secluded area. Canoeing the river was great. Recommend for couples
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
A private riverfront fishing and boating vacation
Gouverneur Thousand Islands

Vacation 2013

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our vacation so much at the camp. We found the cabin to be clean and comfortable with all the necessities. We were surprised that the area had do much to explore (especially the wineries !!). Would defionetly recommend it to anyone who wants to get away and just relax. First vacation we have taken in awhile and am so glad to found this.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
A private riverfront fishing and boating vacation
Gouverneur Thousand Islands
Rochester, NY

The Best Vacation Spot EVER!

  • 5 of 5
I came across this place by pure luck, and it turned out to be the best Vacation spot that we have ever had! I talked to Bob to see if the place was available and would accommodate our needs. Amazingly, it worked out perfectly and Bob was extremely accommodating... THANKS BOB! For the past 9 years now, a number of friends and myself have been taking a week for just the guys and camping and this place is a guys paradise!! ( although its perfect for just about anyone who loves nature and getting away from it all ) Our week was spent mostly outdoors enjoying the sun and the atmosphere that only a place like this can bring. The rope swing also proved to be a perfect outlet for some fun as well. On the few nights that it did rain, we were able to take refuge in the cabin ( Air conditioning and all!! ) and relax with a movie or some darts or other games.

Additionally, when all the guys arrived, they couldn't stop raving about what an amazing place that this was and the pictures did it no justice! This is such an amazing place... Thanks so much for sharing a bit of paradise with us BOB!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
A private riverfront fishing and boating vacation
Gouverneur Thousand Islands

Time away witth family :)

  • 5 of 5
I was very pleased with the cabin. First time we have been there. I have 3 small children 9,6,5 so I was a bit nervous being right on the river, but over all it was good. My kids just put on life vests and ventured right out on the water, so many wild life to see as well... frogs,snakes,beautiful bugs...U must love them, cause they are there to see. I loved the dirt road to the place as well,& the old bridges too one of my favorites. We stayed for 9 days, that really was our first family vacation, very affordable, we went all over the place, out to dinner, old forge water safari, ( which was 2hrs. away) but totally worth the drive. We cooked out almost every night on the grill, the bugs weren't even that bad. I wouldn't bring very small children, but my kids are at the age were they can get in the river with life vest and swim out a bit. And I loved that the cabin had everything you really need, even down to toothpicks. HA! It was so nice to just "get away" from everything. It was clean, I even loved that it had a vacuum cleaner too, cause staying there for so long, specially with kids I had to clean a bit under them. My husband can't wait to go back, he loved fishing, and going on the canoe too. I have well over 400 pictures of the place, and when showing my friends & family, they where all like wow, beautiful view. What was also really nice is having the owner Bob, call me and really tell me about the cabin. I was one of those people that was nervous and he made me feel like I was truly going to enjoy myself. The one thing I will change is my phone service since we have T-mobile it didn't work, so we were without service the whole time, that made me very if you have t-mobile be ready for no service. I will come again for sure! Great time with my family.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
A private riverfront fishing and boating vacation
Gouverneur Thousand Islands
Madison, WI USA

A Perfect and Peaceful Home Base

  • 5 of 5
After attending a conference in Rochester, my wife and I were looking for a little place to rest and relax before heading back home to the Midwest. The serenity and peacefulness of Camp Wegatchie were more than we had expected. With no other cabins or homes anywhere in sight, we felt like we had the whole river to ourselves! We enjoyed eating our breakfasts on the deck and listening to all of the birds before we hit the road for day trips to all of the activities that the area had to offer. We were within easy driving distance to rafting on the Black river, hiking in the Adirondacks and sight-seeing in Alexandria Bay, and on days when we didn't want to travel around, we pulled the kayaks out of the shed and paddled up and down the river. Bob was a gracious host who called us after we booked our reservation so that he could explain what to expect upon our arrival and gave us a few pointers on what to bring. We weren't necessarily looking for the lap of luxury when we booked the cabin, but we were looking for a peaceful home base for our adventuring. This clean, comfortable and well-equipped cabin exceeded our expectations.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We try to make everyone feel like welcome friends right from the start.


Activity and Interests

Excellent fishing. Swimming, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, hiking, rope swing. A short walk to the State Forest for hikes to Yellow Lake, Lookout Rock, Elmdale and more. A winery and tasting room just 5 miles away. The Thousand Island area attractions and Alexandria Bay are just 25 minutes away with great dining, tours and night life. The OLG casino at Gananoque Ontario, Canada is about an hour away. There are dozens of lakes in the area too. Watertown is 40 minutes away for malls and theater.


From $750 Per week

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June - August rentals are on a weekly or monthly basis only unless specific exception accepted. No security deposit required except for watercraft access. Saturday changeover.

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Updated: Apr 27, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


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  • Family
  • Romantic


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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Waterfront


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • Roomy bathroom with a nice shower (no tub) with good water pressure and unlimited on-demand hot water. A stacked, HE (high efficiency) washer/dryer in the closet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double, 3 twin/ single, These are two bunk beds. One has a double bed on the bottom.
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double, Private Master bedroom


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  • Guests provide their own meals


  • We provide two sit on top kayaks and two canoes with paddles and life jackets for your use. The cabin has an eat-in kitchen which is well outfitted. We have unlimited on-demand hot water and a clean modern bathroom. A 12,000 BTU AC/dehumidifer unit assures your comfort in all conditions. The washer/dryer unit let's you keep up with dirty laundry. We've got a TV that plays DVDs or VHS tapes from our cabin collection (no cable tv). A radio/tape/CD player. Board games. Deck table and picnic table plus camp wood stocked fire pit with chairs for 8. Big rope swing over the water. Stairs and handrail down to the river give you great access to the water. Horseshoes game area, skeet thrower and a big lawn for tents, frisbee, etc. 800 acres of State Forest for hikes, shooting or whatever. The river has smooth water for miles upstream or mild rapids downstream for the more adventurous. Keep your fishing boat right at camp in the eddy cove (launch at the State ramp 2 miles away) .

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