- County: Carleton
- Falls Height: 20 meters
- Falls Type: Tiered
- Latitude/Longitude: N 46 05′ 29.7″ / W 67 29′ 39.4″
- Property Ownership: Crown
- Rating / Difficulty: *** / Easy
- River System: Gibson Creek / Saint John River
- Scenic Route: River Valley Scenic Route
- SNB Map Book: Page / Map Name: Page 59 / Woodstock 21J/04
- Waterfalls Details: The Gibson Falls are located on the Gibson Creek in Northhampton which is on the opposite side of the Saint John River from the town of Woodstock. They are named after John Gibson who settled the are in 1843, from Kilmarnock Scotland. From the eastern end of the Grafton Bridge turn south on Route 105 and drive until the turn off for the Kilmarnock Road. This road winds up into the hills away from the Saint John River. Note, that the road has no exit. Follow the road until the bridge crossing over the Gibson Creek. The access road to the falls is on your right hand side immediately after the bridge. The driving distance from the Grafton Bridge to the falls is 13.5 Km.
The large punch bowl at the base of the falls make this is a very popular place for swimming and fishing. There is a rock face adjacent to the falls that illustrate the enormous pressure these rock formations have undergone. The strata is twisted first up and then straight down forming the letter “ S “ laying on its side.
Visit Details: On Victoria Day, my son Eammon and I decided to find these falls. I had the general directions from two different sources and by using both felt reasonable sure we could find them. We made our way to the east end of the Grafton Bridge and turned south on Route 105 and drove until the Kilmarnock Road. Locating the Gibson Creek was relatively easy as it is the only creek with a bridge and the narrow road to the falls is immediately after the creek.
What a surprise. The falls was more than we expected. Large pine trees surround the falls, which have several excellent vantage points from which to witness the spectacle. The unique rock formations were also interesting. The description I received about the falls was misleading. This is an absolutely beautiful area. We scouted around the area and stayed about 20 minutes taking pictures until the black flies drove us out.