The Yaak River FallsNot to be confused with the Upper Ford Yaak Falls, this fantastic water fall can be seen from beside the road.
The GPS Coordinates are N48 38.823 W 115 53.104 - Elevation: 2454 Feet.
On a Kootenai National Forest Visitors Map it is located in Township 33N, Range 33W, Section 9.
This area is rich in local history, dating back to the 1880's. Part of an old bridge can be seen beside the falls. This bridge was the first structure to span the Yaak River. This allowed unrestricted passage from Troy to another important mining town called Sylvanite. Just north of the falls a stage stop called "Paisley House" stood as the halfway point between Troy and Sylvanite. This stage stop stood for many years until fire claimed the entire structure. Many placer mining camps, including one called "Snipe Town", operated near the falls in the 1890's.A devastating fire in 1910 destroyed mining operations in and around the falls.
In the early 1920's the area was opened up for homesteading.
Be sure to include a visit to the Yaak River Falls when you are planning a trip to this area, or if passing by to or from Troy or Libby, Montana.
Be sure to bring your camera!