Young's Bay also called Young's River Bay, is created as the Lewis and Clark River and the Young's River join in the Bay that then coverges with the Columbia River between Astoria and Warrenton on the North Oregon Coast. The Lewis and Clark expedition named the bay Meriweather's Bay after Captain, Meriweather Lewis. The two rivers that feed the bay were originally called Kil how a nah kle and Ne Tul. They have since been renamed, the Lewis and Clark River and the Young's River, named after Sir George Young of the Royal Navy.
Captain Meriweather Lewis wrote in his journal after traveling from their Tongue Point encampment, around the peninsula, "... [we]continued our rout up the large arm of the bay about 6 miles and encamped on the Stard. side on the highland. the water was quite sweet. therefore concluded that it must be supplyed from a large crick. at our camp it is 120 yds. wide, tho' it gets narrower." (From the Journals of Meriweather Lewis).
The Clatsop People called Young's River, "Kil-haw-a-nak-kle River and called what is now known as the Lewis and Clark River, the Ne Tul River.