It’s Salmon SEEson! View salmon safely near Sammamish!

Release Date: September 28, 2020

Sammamish residents, it’s Salmon SEEson!

Each fall, salmon make the long trek to spawn in streams and rivers across the Puget Sound region. 

Pacific salmon – sockeye, Chinook, coho and chum, kokanee and pinks – have begun their journey from the open ocean to their birthplaces in the streams and rivers that feed into Puget Sound.

Adult salmon are currently swimming upstream to reach their spawning grounds, after spending a few years out in the ocean.

Look for returning salmon at Lake Sammamish State Park in September and October or at the Tolt River near Carnation through December. Visit safely with members of your household, making sure to recreate responsibly.

A map of sites (including virtual viewing opportunities!) and more information can be found at: