Decker Creek Falls
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||We have received the following information as of 9/9/2019: The entire creek and surrounding area is privately owned. There is no public fishing access to the property. There is no parking or public access from the cemetery or the old mill.
The access information from 2005 below may be incorrect. Do not enter this waterfall unless you check access for yourself.
||On Dresserville Creek in
the hamlet of Montville, town of Moravia, Cayuga County.
Dresserville Creek and Decker Creek join to form Mill
Creek just below Montville falls.
|Public fishing access on
Mill Creek. There is a nice view of the falls from
a foot path along the south rim of the gorge which
is accessible from the beautiful St Patricks and Indian
Mound Cemetary on Route 38. To access the gorge, follow
a road to the north at the bottom of the hill on Route
38 to a parking lot behind an old mill. Then hike
up the stream.
||Moderate, depending on
water level. This is a good sized stream. When we
were there, the water was high but not flooding, and
crossing the stream was a wet proposition. Steep banks
on both sides make hiking in the stream necessary
at several places. The hike from the parking lot to
the branch is about 1/4 mile. The Decker Creek falls
are about 1/4 mile above the branch, the Montville
Falls about 100 yards above the branch.
||We visited three waterfalls.
We hiked up the north (left) branch of Mill Creek
which is called Decker Creek for about 1/4 mile to
two adjacent waterfalls, 9' and 6'. We then returned
and hiked up the south (right) branch which is called
Dresserville Creek a short distance to the base of
Montville Falls. This is a really impressive, large
waterfall with a main plunge of about 60 feet, a short
shelf, and then a steep, 12' cascade. From the Route
38 highway bridge you can also see two smaller falls
(5-7') above the main falls on Dresserville Creek,
and you can see the crest of the main falls. But you
really need to hike in from below to see this waterfall.
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