Spot the spawners in King County this fall!

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!

Share your photos for a chance to win a two-night stay in a yurt at Tolt-MacDonald Park! Post your photos on Instagram and tag @KingCountyDNRP and #SalmonSEEson. Learn more on the King County Green website.


Calendar (coming soon)

Chittenden Locks (Ballard) - US Army Corps of Engineers
Duwamish River - Duwamish Alive
Sammamish River - City of Redmond
Issaquah Creek - Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
Issaquah Parks - City of Issaquah
North Creek - City of Bothell
Green River (Whitney Bridge) - Mid-Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group
Issaquah Creek/Lake Sammamish - Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park
Bear Creek - Redmond Organization of Shared Environments
Longfellow Creek - Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
Bear Creek - Water Tenders
Cedar River - Cedar River Salmon Journey





Piper's Creek - City of Seattle Snoqualmie and Tolt Rivers - Carnation
Ebright Creek - City of Sammamish & Lewis Creek - City of Issaquah & Laughing Jacobs Creek Flaming Geyser State Park
Miller Creek - Normandy Park


Chinook salmon in the Cedar River at Rainbow Bend, by by Josh Latterell, King County.


Download this year's Salmon SEEson poster and brochure (Adobe Acrobat).


Salmon and Southern Resident Killer Whales

Puget Sound’s resident orca population is in trouble. Chinook Salmon are the primary food source of Southern Resident Killer Whales. Protecting salmon habitat in turn helps protect orcas. In Puget Sound, stormwater runoff is a major source of water pollution, negatively affecting salmon, orcas, and other marine and aquatic species.

Here are some ways you can help protect salmon and orcas:

ballard locks north creek