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Young's Bay Directions
To reach Young's Bay from Portland, head briefly north on I-5 and then take I-405 West until you see the signs for HWY 30 towards Astoria / Oregon Beaches. Once on I-405, take exit #3 which will steer you onto HWY 30 heading west. Also known as Yeon Rd., HWY 30 will parallel the Willamette River northwestward as you drive out towards the coast. Staying on HWY 30, you will pass Sauvie's Island, St. Helen's and Clatskanie before turning true west. Total driving distance from Portland to Young's Bay is about 90 miles. As you approach Astoria on HWY 30, avoid turning north on HWY 101 and stay on HWY 30 instead. Drive west from Astoria to Warrenton across the "New Young's Bay Bridge". After you cross the bay, turn right at the driveway into the shopping center. Park near the grassy rigging area next to the kayak shop. Most people like to rig right there on the grass, but some prefer to carry their gear to the water first.