Butternut Creek Waterfalls and Dams (4 Waterfalls)

Butternut Creek Waterfalls and Dams (4 Waterfalls)
Jamesville Reservoir to Route 481
Onondaga County, Jamesville New York

American Whitewater Route

Jamesville Reservoir Dam And Falls Lafayette Town
Date Visited: 4/5/2015
Nearest Intersection:  Highway 91 and County Garage Road
Dam and Falls: N42.98264 W76.06968
Parking: N42.98209 W76.07074
Stream or River: Jamesville Reservoir flows into Butternut Creek/Rush Creek
Elevation: 651 ft
Type: Dam And Falls
Length of Hike: Roadside
Directions:
From I-481 N, in De Witt, Take exit 2 to the right onto Jamesville Road towards Jamesville and drive .3 miles. Turn right onto Jamesville Road and drive 1.5 miles. Turn left onto E Seneca Tpke 474 ft. Turn right onto Highway 91 and drive .5 miles. Turn right onto County Garage Road and drive .2 miles. There is a small parking area to the left up beside the reservoir.
      

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JAMESVILLE RESERVOIR DAM AND FALLS

JAMESVILLE RESERVOIR DAM AND FALLS, ONONADAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 4-5-2015

Google imagery showed falls under the road a short distance downstream of the dam but I did not see any. It maybe possible there is but the water level was very high.

Grist Mill Park Falls De Witt Town
Date Visited: 4/29/2015
Nearest Intersection: Highway 173 And Grove Lane
Location: N42.99112 W76.06980
Parking: N42.99134 W76.06986
Park: Grist Mill Park
Stream or River: Butternut Creek/Rush Creek
Elevation: 574 ft
Type: Cascade
Hike: Short
Directions:
From I-481 N, in De Witt, Take exit 2 to the right onto Jamesville Road towards Jamesville for .3 miles. Turn right onto Jamesville Road and drive for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto E Seneca Tpke, in less than 292 ft. The small parking will be on your left.           
This is a small park with a few flower gardens and a picnic table.

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GRIST MILL PARK 4-29-2015

GRIST MILL PARK, ONONADAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 4-29-2015

Dunlaps Falls aka Dunlop Falls De Witt Town
Date Visited: 4/5/2015
Nearest Intersection: North Street And Jamesville Road And Jamesville Toll Road
Location: N42.99947 W76.07254
Parking: N42.99922 W76.07217
Park: Fiddler Green Park
Stream or River: Butternut Creek
Elevation: 525 ft
Type: Double Drop
Hike: Roadside
Directions:
From I-481 N, in De Witt, Take exit 2 to the right onto Jamesville Road towards Jamesville for .3 miles. Turn right onto Jamesville Road and drive .9 miles. Turn left onto Solvay Road for 389 ft. You will see the parking area on your right.        

There is no access for closer view of falls. It is private property on the one side and the side by the park has chain link fencing along the whole side along the road which does not give a close enough view of the falls. It is all very well posted even at the end where the fence ends.

Update Note: Property surrounding has new owners

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DUNLAPS FALLS in FIDDLERS GREEN PARK

DUNLAPS FALLS in FIDDLERS GREEN PARK, ONONADAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 4-5-2015

Jamesville Quarry Dam De Witt Town
Date Visited: 4/5/2015
Nearest Intersection: North Street And Jamesville Road And Jamesville Toll Road
Location: N43.00555 W76.07523
Parking: N43.00590 W76.07517
Landmark: Jamesville Rock Quarry
Stream or River: Butternut Creek flows into Limestone Creek Or Possibly The Chittenango Creek The Three Come Together Elevation: 481 ft
Type: Dam
Hike: Roadside
Directions:
From I-481 N, in De Witt, Take exit 2 to the right onto Jamesville Road towards Jamesville and drive .3 miles. Turn right onto Jamesville Road and drive for .4 miles.
        
Google imagery showed possible falls in this location on both sides of the highway but this dam was what I found. It maybe possible there is but the water level was very high.

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THIS PHOTO IS TAKEN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD. GOOGLE IMAGERY SHOWED FALLS DOWN AROUND THAT CORNER BUT I COULD NOT FIGURE WHERE TO GET IN THERE.
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JAMESVILLE QUARRY DAM

JAMESVILLE QUARRY DAM, ONONADAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK 4-5-2015