Merrill is a city in Klamath County, Oregon, United States. The population was 897 at the 2000 census. Merrill is an agricultural area and home to an annual Potato Festival. The area was also part of the Klamath Basin water crisis pitting agricultural interests against endangered species water requirements, tribal interests, and environmentalists. Merrill was the birthplace and boyhood home of Carl Barks, the Disney comics artist who created Scrooge McDuck, among others. It is home to the Raiders of Lost River Jr. /Sr. High School.