DESTINATION: Yachats River - Pacific Ocean
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 44° 18.513 W 124° 06.153
10T E 412063 N 4906734
The Yachats River is a short, 12 mile long river that flows into the Pacific Ocean here on the north side of Cape Perpetua, the highest point on the Oregon Coast. The town of Yachats is on the north side of this estuary.
Waymark Code: WMB9V1
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 04/24/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member martycook
Views: 7


The mouth of the Yachats River here, though broad, is bounded by lava rocks on its northern bank and lower ground on the south, giving it some containment. The slope here is very flat and shallow giving a wider variation in depth and open sand according to the tides.

The best access is from the south side where there is parking, but no other facilities. It is a pleasant, safe place for children to play in the shallow water. The more adventuresome may explore upstream. There is seldom much driftwood here.

The town of Yachats sits on the elevated, rocky northern bank offering very scenic views. The town has grown a lot in recent years as a retirement and resort community. Fishing off of the lava rocks for several miles north of the river is good for ocean perch.

Here the scenic coast highway, U.S. 101, loops inland to cross the river at a narrower point, then turns west again to snake around the base of Cape Perpetua, the headland that is the highest point on the Oregon coast.

Coordinates are for the parking area on the south side.

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Parking Coordinates: Not listed

Trailhead Coordinates: Not listed

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