South River Cascade
Photo by Mark Harris

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About this Waterfall

Though the west half of this site is on private property, the east half is worth a short stop. There is no main waterfall, and this is really just a collection of small rapids and chutes. The South River pours over a wide expanse of exposed bedrock, splitting into a number of narrower channels, and passing under the road via two concrete bridges. You can wander out on the bare polished bedrock between the two main channels and explore the site to a degree.

You can also walk along the road for about 200 m to a short driveway on the left that leads to a parking area overlooking the river just upstream from the falls. This also provides a view of the small water level dam above the falls.

Some Quick Facts

Region: Cottage
County: Parry Sound
Near: South River
River: South River
Size: Small
Type: Complex Cascade
Access: Easy
Coordinates: 45.848, -79.37495
Parking: No parking map yet

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Mark Harris hereby notifies you that he makes no guarantee that it is safe to visit any waterfall identified on this site. Conditions can change. Always use caution.
  Mark Harris hereby notifies you that this web site does not give you permission to visit this waterfall or to trespass.

  The northern and eastern portions of the province (as well as the Bruce Peninsula) are "bear territory". Be prepared!

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