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!

See salmon return at two parks in Issaquah

Date: September through November (self-guided)
Location: Salmon Run Nature Park, 930 5th Ave NW, and Confluence Park, 595 Rainier Boulevard N, in Issaquah
Contact: For more information, contact our upstream neighbors at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery: volunteer@issaquahfish.org, education@issaquahfish.org or execdir@issaquahfish.org.

See salmon return at these parks in Issaquah from September through November.

Salmon Run Nature Park (930 5th Ave NW, Issaquah) is a 2.3 acre park located along the mainstem of Issaquah Creek. A major stream restoration project completed in 2016 improved in-stream aquatic habitat and replanted the creek buffers. Soft surface trails take you to overlooks, providing additional opportunities to view salmon. Interpretive signs at the site discuss the importance of creek restoration and its relationship to salmon and native plants.

Confluence Park (595 Rainier Boulevard N, Issaquah) is a 15.5 acre park at the confluence of the East Fork and mainstem of Issaquah Creek. A new 135-foot long pedestrian bridge opened in 2017 and is the perfect platform for viewing salmon – Chinook, coho and maybe even a kokanee or two! Its timber arch and mayfly design were chosen by the public. In 2016, a major creek restoration project was completed along both the East Fork and mainstem of Issaquah Creek. Soft surface trails take you to two creek overlooks, providing additional opportunities to view salmon. Come spend the day and enjoy the picnic shelter and the new playground.

Bus routes:

Metro Bus Routes 200, 208, 214, and 271 stop nearby.

Confluence Park construction
Mayfly Bridge

Sponsored by: City of Issaquah.

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