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Salmon Viewing in Issaquah

The Salmon Viewing in Issaquah program shares the best stream and river locations in the City of Issaquah where the general public can see salmon as they return from the ocean late August through November. The program highlights both self-guided locations, while others feature tours by volunteer FISH docents to guide visitors in seeing salmon and learning about their lifecycle, efforts to protect them, and restoring habitat.

Salmon are an important cultural, economic, and environmental resource for the Pacific Northwest, especially to indigenous people. Local governments, Tribes and community groups are working to recover salmon populations by protecting and restoring habitat; managing polluted and untreated stormwater runoff from streets and other hard surfaces; and educating people about what they can do to help protect salmon. Use the map below to find viewing locations, see cultural events or book a tour.