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A private riverfront fishing and boating vacation


Property Details

Updated: Jun 28, 2016
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 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.

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
  • Bookable online

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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17 Reviews

based on 17 traveler reviews


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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Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This little vacation rental is amazing, I spent 10 days here with my family and would go back to rent it anytime. The place is spotless and even better than described in the listing. The river is perfect for swimming, boating, and fishing.We caught huge cat fish, and a few nice sized bass. The cabin itself has everything you could ever want, the rooms are a generous size as is the living space and kitchen. It's far enough away from town that you feel secluded but close enough to drive if you need anything. The kitchen had every type of pot/pan and utensil! If you stay here I would definitely make use of the kayaks and canoe. I would rate this vacation up in my top 2, and the owner is very friendly. The ONLY downside is the mosquitoes, (bring extra bug spray). I know my kids and their cousins will remember this for a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : watertown, NY at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Riverside Hotel & Grill at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Gouverneur Country Club at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Riverside Hotel & Grill at 2 Miles Nearest Ski : at 40 Miles Car: necessary

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.


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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rentals on a weekly or monthly basis only. We supply linens and towels. A 4300 security deposit is required for watercraft access. Typically a Saturday changeover.

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


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Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • horseshoes

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • swimming


  • 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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