Fall is here, and salmon are returning to streams and rivers around Puget Sound. Watch for these natural beauties at viewing sites listed here - and cheer them on if you see them!

View returning salmon at Chinook Bend Natural Area, Tolt MacDonald Park, and Snoqualmie Valley Trail, near Carnation

Dates: Mid-September through October
Location: Chinook Bend Natural Area via the public access trail; Tolt MacDonald Park via the footbridge above the Snoqualmie River; and the Snoqualmie Valley Trail via the footbridge above the Tolt River.
Contact:

For information, visit King County Parks' Tolt MacDonald Park website or brochure (map on page 2); WTA's Snoqualmie Valley Trail website; and King County Parks' Chinook Bend website or area map.

View returning adult salmon from mid-September through October at three locations in the Snoqualmie-Skykomish Watershed. Salmon can be seen from the public access trail at Chinook Bend Natural Area, from the foot bridge over the Snoqualmie River at Tolt MacDonald Park, and from the Snoqualmie Valley Trail foot bridge over the Tolt River.

Map, Directions, and Parking:

A map of Tolt MacDonald Park can be found on page 2 of this brochure. Salmon can be seen from the footbridge over the Snoqualmie River shown as a red line on the map. Parking areas are denoted on the map.

A map of Chinook Bend Natural Area shows the area outlined in pink. There is a parking lot located just northwest of NE Carnation Farm Road bridge over the Snoqualmie River (in the vicinity of 30900 block of NE Carnation Farm Road).

This Snoqualmie Valley Trail map shows parking areas. Salmon can be seen from the footbridge where the trail crosses the Tolt River, near markers 9 and 10 on the map.

King County Wastewater Treatment Division aerial photo of Chinook Bend Natural Area.

Salmon SEEson map - Salmon SEEson calendar