Name of Waterfall

Dogs Head Falls


From Route 15 in Johnson, turn south on Railroad Street, crossing the Lamoille River on an iron bridge. Immediately upon crossing the bridge, turn left on East River Road. It will seem like you're driving through a lumber mill. Cross the abandoned railroad crossing, and drive for about a half mile. You'll see a road cut on the right and a field on the left. Park here and walk towards the river. Take care and stay on the crude path, being watchful for poison ivy, which is abundant in the area.The Lamoille River has carved a short chasm in a sloping wall of schist, making a sort and relatively uninspiring waterfall that churns past another rocky outcropping shaped very much like the profile of a dog's head, hence the name. Just downriver of this odd rock formation, the Lamoille River opens into a broad pool edged by a large sandy beach.

Other Names

['McConnels Falls', 'Upper Falls']

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Tallest Drop


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Average High Volume (Cubic ft per second)

350 cfs (11 months)

Average Low Volume (Cubic ft per second)

100 cfs (1 months)

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Watershed or Feeder Stream

Lamoille River Lamoille River