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Yachats is a city on the Central Oregon Coast.

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Fun Facts

  1. Yachats name comes from the Siletz language, and means "dark water at the foot of the mountain".
  2. The North Fork of the Yachats Bridge is a covered bridge in the Yachats River Valley, which was completed in 1938 and was the last bridge of veteran bridge builder Otis Hamer.
  3. The Siuslaw National Forest borders Yachats on the east and consists of over 630,000 acres extending from Coos Bay in the south to Tillamook in the north.
  4. The Smelt Sands State Wayside, a mile north of Yachats features the 0.75-mile historic 804 Trail.
  5. The Heceta Head Trail in Yachats, leads to the 1,000-foot-high historic light and the light keeper's house. The lighthouse went into operation in 1894.

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