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Klaskanine River
Name origin: An Indian word, Tlats-kani, referring to a point in the Nehalem Valley but applied by whites to two rivers in the area, the Klaskanine and the Clatskanie[1]
Country  United States
State Oregon
County Clatsop County
Source Northern Oregon Coast Range
 - elevation 30 ft (9 m) [2]
 - coordinates 46°05′24″N 123°44′48″W / 46.09°N 123.74667°W / 46.09; -123.74667 [3]
Mouth Youngs River
 - location near Astoria, Clatsop County, Oregon
 - elevation ft (1 m) [3]
 - coordinates 46°05′33″N 123°46′33″W / 46.0925°N 123.77583°W / 46.0925; -123.77583 [3]
Location of the mouth of Klaskanine River in Oregon

The Klaskanine River is a tributary of the Youngs River, approximately 16 miles (26 km) long, in northwest Oregon in the United States. It drains a small section of the Coast Range in the extreme northwest corner of the state in the watershed of the nearby Columbia River.

It rises in three short forks in the mountains in central Clatsop County, in the Clatsop State Forest north of Saddle Mountain State Natural Area. The Middle Fork joins the North Fork, which then joins the South Fork. The combined stream flows generally northwest and enters the Youngs River from the east approximately 5 miles (8 km) south of Astoria.

See also


  1. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003). Oregon Geographic Names, Seventh Edition. Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 206–07 and 542–43. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.  
  2. ^ Source elevation derived from Google Earth search using GNIS source coordinates.
  3. ^ a b c "Klaskanine River". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved August 16, 2009.  


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