Metlako Falls

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Metlako Falls
Metlako Falls.jpg
LocationEagle Creek, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Hood River County, Oregon, United States
TypePunchbowl
Total height31 m (101 ft)
Number of drops1
Longest drop31 m (101 ft)
Total width6.1 m (20 ft)

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 31 meters (101 ft) tall, though people have measured it anywhere from 30 to 46 m (100 to 150 ft) 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 the Mazamas 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