Screw Auger Falls. Grafton Notch State Park. Newry, Maine

Screw Auger Falls is one of Maines iconic waterfalls and is a popular tourist destination. Located in Grafton Notch State Park in western Maine near the New Hampshire border, it's easily accessable off Rt-26 which runs through the park from Newry, Maine to Erroll, New Hampshire. A paved parking area provides ample space along with rest rooms, interpretive signs and directions. The upper falls allows access for wading , however the main and lower falls are recessed down in a steep wall gorge railed off to help prevent serious accidents. Access to the base of falls is hazardous and difficult due to this gorge, especially after heavy spring run off or long periods of rain.

GPS Coordinates

44° 34’ 19”N 70° 54’ 06” W


1130 ft. above sea level


Road side access. Popular wading and sun bathing on the rocks. Swift current, rock hazardous areas present. No life guard present.


Heading west from Rumford, Me on Route 2 & Rt-5 for 16.5 miles until you reach the junction of Rt-26 in Newry. Much of this ride is along the Androcoscogg River. Turn right onto Rt-26 and head north. for 9.8 miles. The parking lot will be on your left.