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.
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.
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.