Youngs River Falls

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Youngs River Falls
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Youngs River Falls in late summer
Location Clatsop County, Oregon, United States
Coordinates 46°04′01″N 123°47′23″W / 46.067053°N 123.789859°W / 46.067053; -123.789859Coordinates: 46°04′01″N 123°47′23″W / 46.067053°N 123.789859°W / 46.067053; -123.789859[1]
Type Cascade
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)[2]
Total height 54 ft (16 m)[2]
Number of drops 1
Total width 45 ft (14 m)
Watercourse Youngs River

Youngs River Falls is a 54-foot (16 m) tall[2] waterfall on the Youngs River in central Clatsop County, northwestern Oregon, United States.[1] They are located about 10 miles (16 km) south of Astoria.


The first Americans to report on the falls were members of a hunting party from the Lewis and Clark Expedition, in March 1806.[2]

In the media[edit]

The falls have appeared in movies such as Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, Benji the Hunted and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III.[2]

In July 2014, Tod Gary Wagoner, of Williamsburg, Colorado, died after jumping from the falls, the "first [such] fatality at the falls in a while."[3] In April 2016, Joseph T. Nestor, a 34-year-old Astoria man, fell and died from injuries at the falls.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Youngs River Falls". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1980-11-28. Retrieved 2016-05-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Youngs River Falls Clatsop County, Oregon". Retrieved 2016-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Man dies after leap from falls near Oregon Coast". The Associated Press. Jul 22, 2014. Retrieved 2016-05-25. 
  4. ^ "Astoria man dies at Youngs River Falls". The Daily Astorian. April 23, 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-25. 

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