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A private riverfront fishing and boating vacation

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 8

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 in the area and can reach 60 inches in length. We provide canoes and kayaks at no charge (security deposit required). There are many surrounding lakes which offer additional fishing or paddling opportunities. 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 major groceries, 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. Our local watering hole is the Riverside Hotel and Grill, a historical former stagecoach stop.

There are many pristine lakes in our area, most of which have public access. Yellow Lake is part of the Yellow Lake State Forest which you can hike to from the cabin.

We have a small winery and sampling room in the area and many others in Clayton and surrounding towns. Antique shops abound all along the major roadways throughout upstate New York.

Everyone loves the big rope swing that drops you off in the deep part of the river right out in front of the cabin.

More Details

Robert Wynkoop
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

About Robert Wynkoop

A group of us have been coming to the area for duck hunting since 1979. The property was acquired by me and two friends in 2001. It's made it possible to continue our commaraderie and share the same experiences we "guys" had with our wives and children. It took ten years of infrequent 'work weekends' to fix it up such that we felt it was ready to be shared with the occasional renter. It's all been a labor of love and well worth it. We think it's pretty cool.

Robert Wynkoop purchased this cottage in 2001

What makes this cottage unique

The first morning you roll out of bed and take in the sweeping panoramic view from the three living room sliders and six foot wide kitchen picture window, you'll think, "Wow, this is so cool".

The kids won't be able to get enough of the rope swing right out front.


Gouverneur Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • swimming
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) .


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

A private riverfront fishing and boating vacation
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews

Great Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place, Secluded and so quiet,all you hear is nature at its best, From birds to fish jumping to the ocessional beaver tail clap on the water. The fishing was amazing and great kayaking.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Fun!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Can't beat the location on the river. Cabin is well furnished and neat. One of best I have been in. Rope swing was a lot of fun. Water is 20-25 feet deep right off the banks. Off the beaten path(which is what I like) but close enough to major shopping in Gouvenour, NY, just 8 miles away. For the adventurous, whitewater rafting on one of the best rivers, The Black River, is only 25 miles away in Watertown. Owners and caretaker are very cordial and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved it

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed a week at the cabin and we loved it. Its very peaceful at the cabin The cabin has just about everything you will need...basically just bring your clothes and food and your set. My adult kids loved the rope swing! The river was amazing..catching fish was plentiful.. some of my family came by for a day and loved the propert as much as we did...Bob and the manager were awesome very accommodating and friendly. We already booked for next year!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tunkhannock, PA


  • 4 of 5

Quiet and secluded. Pretty. Great for couples, young adults. Didn't care for the ants in the kitchen or the double bed. TV didn't come in but we didn't care about that. Overall we enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're in touch with nature at Camp Wegatchie - maybe a little too much when some ants show up in the kitchen. We do our best to protect against that each Spring. So glad you enjoyed your week.
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Cleveland, Ohio

Great Cabin, Great Location, Great Fun

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nicely equipped cabin in a very secluded area -- we spent the entire week and never saw anyone near the cabin. Kitchen is nicely equipped with plenty of cooking supplies. The river was fun for swimming and the rope swing was a blast. Nice fire pit. The property managers were friendly and helpful, and easy to deal with. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enduring Memories

  • 5 of 5

My family with six kids stayed at Camp Wegatchie for three weeks due to some extended leave. Not only was the price reasonable, but the facility was clean, accommodating and entertaining. Most days we never even left the cabin, but stayed there while the kids swam in the river, jumped off the rope swing and fished. Never once did I hear "I'm bored" or "can we go somewhere" even though we were there three weeks. We caught a lot of feisty smallmouth in the Oswegatchie and some monster bass and great pike in very nearby rivers and lakes. The owner and his property manager were always available for questions and were helpful throughout our stay. We had several guests drop by while we were there and all of them were impressed as well. We hope we can be back soon...this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Watertown, NY
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Riverside Hotel & Grill
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Gouverneur Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Riverside Hotel & Grill
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Watertown, NY
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Dining.

* Shopping.

* movies...

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* winery tour.

* canoe trip.

* fishing.

* hiking.

* sight seeing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Kayak/Canoe.

* Hiking.

* Camping.

* swimming/rope swing.

* skeet shooting.

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.


Rates & Availability

Gouverneur Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

We typically wok with Saturday changeovers. The booking deposit is non refundable. Rentals are on a weekly or monthly basis only. We supply linens and towels.

If you wish to use the camp watercraft, a separate $300 security deposit is required for watercraft access which is fully refunded so long as all equipment is returned in good shape. We supply canoes, kayaks, paddles and life jackets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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