Bring family and friends to celebrate the return of salmon to Kitsap streams at these FREE events!
November 5th from 10-2pm at various stream sites across the county as we explore all things salmon with biologists, local environmental organizations, and trained docents. This FREE event offers exciting opportunities such as interactive activities through Kitsap Regional Library, guided walks at Keta Legacy’s Rhododendron Preserve, and many more. You can discover local salmon species, their lifecycles, and the role you play in their survival. Bring your family, gather your friends, and prepare your questions. Join us in experiencing this remarkable migration firsthand.
It may be raining, but we’ll be there rain or shine. Please dress for the weather, wear comfortable waterproof shoes, and exercise caution when parking and/or crossing roads. Some sites involve a hike to the stream (especially the Rhododendron Preserve).
Salmon will be migrating throughout the fall, so feel free to visit these sites at a different time and see what you can find.
Chico Salmon Park
3150 Chico Way, Bremerton
This 4.5-acre Kitsap County park is located in the lower reaches of the Chico Creek watershed. This unique area supports natural populations of native salmonids including chum, coho, steelhead, and cutthroat trout.
Grovers Creek Hatchery
23175 Indianola Rd NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
Located at the head of Miller Bay on Grovers Creek, this hatchery raises and releases hundreds of thousands of salmon each year. Here you can observe salmon at a variety of life stages, from eggs to returning adults.
Clear Creek Trail Ridgetop Pavilion
9228 Ridgetop Blvd., Silverdale
This site is located on Clear Creek. This creek’s estuary is at the end of Dyes Inlet. It provides salmon rearing habitat for chum, coho, cutthroat, and steelhead trout.
4230 W Belfair Valley Rd., Bremerton
This 4.5-acre park in the city of Bremerton is located in the upper reaches of the Gorst Creek watershed. Restoration projects in the area have improved salmon habitat and the ecosystem as a whole.
Keta Legacy Foundation Rhododendron Preserve
2401 Seabeck Highway, Bremerton
This 426-acre preserve is located on the Chico Creek watershed near the Lost Creek tributary.
Poulsbo’s Fish Park
288 NW Lindvig Way, Poulsbo
This 40-acre park provides great wildlife viewing opportunities along the dogfish creek and into the estuary at the end of Liberty Bay. Here you can see chum, coho, and cutthroat trout.
Salmon Haven at Dickerson Creek
Northlake Way NW and Taylor Road, Bremerton
Here lies the confluence of Chico Creek and Dickerson creek. You can expect to see mostly chum salmon.
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