South Sandy Creek

Jefferson County, New York.

South Sandy Creek midpoint in Pierrepont Manor, New York.

South Sandy Creek ends in Ellisburg, New York.

246 feet (75 meters)

32.87 miles long (52.90 kilometers)

323176.41 miles (520102.18 sq kilometers)

About The South Sandy Creek

South Sandy Creek is a River located in Jefferson County, NY. Starting in Lorraine, NY the South Sandy Creek flows 33 miles through Pierrepont Manor, NY before ending in Ellisburg, NY. The South Sandy Creek rises to an elevation of 246 feet and has a surface area of 200,812 square miles. Find maps, fishing guides, weather and recreation information at Guidesly.


About South Sandy Creek, NY

South Sandy Creek is a 50-feet wide medium-sized, annually stocked, freestone tributary situated in the counties of Jefferson and Lewis. It runs from its source in the region of Tug Hill through the village of Ellisburg in Upstate New York before reaching its mouth at Lake Ontario near the Lakeview Wildlife Management Area. It is part of the Great Lakes Tributaries and forms part of Sandy Creek in Oswego County along with North Sandy Creek and Little Sandy Creek. The creek shares a watershed with the famous Salmon River and that watershed contains over 6800 acres of wetlands.

The Big Battle of Sandy was fought along the banks of the lower part of South Sandy Creek during the War of 1812. A memorial to the Americans who fought and died in that battle was established at a public parking lot on New York State Route 3. The lower end of the stream has a bottom lined with mud and rock and caters to deep, slow-flowing water. The creek also has a limestone bottom with shallow holes and several runs and riffles from the Ellisburg bridge to the impassable waterfalls.