Metlako Falls

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Metlako Falls
Metlako Falls.jpg
Location Eagle Creek, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Hood River County, Oregon, USA
Type Punchbowl
Total height 101 feet
Number of drops 1
Longest drop 101 feet
Total width 20 feet

Metlako Falls is a waterfall on Eagle Creek in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. It is the furthest downstream of the major waterfalls on Eagle Creek. Like upstream Punch Bowl Falls, Metlako is also in the form of a punchbowl. The falls is 101 feet (31 m) tall, though people have measured it anywhere from 100 feet (30 m) to 150 feet (46 m) tall. It is the upstream limit for salmon spawning in Eagle Creek.

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The waterfall was discovered and named by a committee of Mazamas[disambiguation needed] in 1915 after Metlako, the Indian goddess of salmon, likely because it is the upstream limit for salmon spawning in Eagle Creek.

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Coordinates: 45°37′31″N 121°53′48″W / 45.6253°N 121.8968°W / 45.6253; -121.8968