Do you enjoy Amish homesteads? Well, a trip to Yatesville Falls State Forest has you covered!

Yatesville Falls State Forest is located in the town of Randall, Montgomery County, NY. Along with Rural Grove State Forest, Yatesville Falls State Forest is part of an over 1,700 acre Forest Preserve.

Yatesville Falls has been called Buttermilk Falls and Vroomans Falls, but it is not the only waterfall in the state forest. There are actually a couple of waterfalls located upstream and several waterfalls downstream of this main falls.

At about 25′ high, this is the biggest waterfall located on the creek. It is easily viewed from the dirt road traveled in but can be viewed from the top or bottom just by following the well-traveled trails.

This waterfall is not accessible by vehicle during the winter or bad weather. The roads resemble a very long single car dirt driveway. Access to Yatesville Falls State Forest is located off the west side of Anderson Rd.

Waterfall Name: Yatesville Falls
Alternative Name(s): Buttermilk Falls, Vrooman’s Falls (Several notable falls up and downstream)
Phone: …..
Website: …..

Classification: Analysis in Progress
Height: 20′
Crest: TBD
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified

Waterway: Yatesville Creek
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: Yatesville Falls State Forest
Clove/Gulch/Valley/Glen: n/a
Gorge/Hollow/Gulf/Gully/Ravine/Chasm: n/a
Lat/Long: 42.87493, -74.45035
Altitude (Appx Meters): 199.3

Town: Sprakers
County: Montgomery
NYS Tourism Region: Central Leatherstocking
NYS Tourism: https://esd.ny.gov/industries/tourism
NYDEC Region: Capital Region/Northern Catskills
NYDEC Contact: https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/558.html

Parking: 42.867622, -74.45026
Parking Notes: …..
Trail head: TBD, TBD
Trail Notes: Parking Area View/Short from the parking area or a 2.4 mile rt from main road
We are in the process of collecting trails via www.WikiLoc.com, which we will make available in the near future. “Analysis In Progress”, “TBD”, and empty fields denote information currently being collected.

Originator: Russell Dunn
Source 2: Edward M. Smathers (www.DigTheFalls.com)
Source 3: Steve Young
Source 4: www.naturalhighs.net

For more information on New York State waterfalls, please visit our New York waterfall map.


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Closest Geolocated Address: Ny State Preserve Rd, Sprakers, NY 12166, USA
Location Lat/Long: 42.867584, -74.450653

Yatesville Falls State Forest – Sprakers

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