Kitsap Salmon Tours on Nov. 5 to Celebrate Return of Salmon

November 4, 2022
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.

View the MAP here.

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.

Jarstad Park

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.

WSU Extension programs and  employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of  noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and  special needs who contact Amy Brodbeck at 345 6th Street, Suite 550,  Bremerton, WA 98337 360-307-4378 at least two  weeks prior to the event.