Kitsap Salmon Tours

Program Contact: Renee Johnson, Water Stewardship Program Coordinator
(360) 337-7157 x6272 • rkjohnso@co.kitsap.wa.us

Kitsap Salmon Tours November 4, 2017

Bring family and friends to celebrate the return of salmon to Kitsap streams at these FREE events!

“Interest just always seems to be growing,” says Renee Johnson, Salmon Tours coordinator. “A lot of people return every year, but we always see people who are doing it for the first time. They’re amazed they can see so many salmon right from where they’re standing.”

It may be raining, and we’ll be there rain or shine, so please dress for the weather, wear comfortable waterproof shoes, and exercise caution when parking and/or crossing roads. Some sites involve a hike to the stream (especially the Rhododendron Preserve).

Poulsbo’s Fish Park

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10am-2pm

Where: Poulsbo’s Fish Park, 288 NW Lindvig Way, Poulsbo, WA 98370

Activities will be available for all ages and include informational booths, arts & crafts, and viewing salmon in the stream. Salmon Stewards and Biologists will talk about the various types of salmon in Kitsap, the salmon life cycle, and healthy fish habitat.

For more information please call 360-779-9898

Wheelchair accessible.

Chico Salmon Viewing Park

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10am-2pm

Where: Chico Salmon Viewing Park, Chico Way at Golf Club Hill

Activities will be available for all ages and include informational booths, refreshments, and viewing salmon in the stream. Biologists will talk about the various types of salmon in Kitsap, the salmon life cycle, and healthy fish habitat.

Wheelchair accessible during the event, gate prevents access at other times.

Mountaineers Foundation Rhododendron Preserve

When: November 4, 2017, 10am-2pm

Where: 3153 Seabeck Hwy NW, Bremerton, WA 98312

Biologists will guide hikes down to the Creek. The first tour begins at 10am, the last tour begins at 1pm. Join a tour to learn about the salmon life cycle and hopefully catch a glimpse of a salmon plowing through the creek. The hike is through a rare old growth forest preserve, over rough and steep terrain (1.5 mile round-trip). After the tour, warm up by the cozy fire in the historic Kitsap Cabin and enjoy refreshments. In the afternoon, West Sound Wildlife Shelter will have a turkey vulture on display in the yurt from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Come witness these special displays of nature. Domestic pets like dogs are not allowed in the preserve.

 

Mouth of Chico Creek

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10am-2pm

Where: 4270 Kittyhawk Dr NW, Bremerton, WA 98312

Come see the results of restoration work on the lower reaches of Chico Creek. A new trail allows people to reach the delta, a popular fishing spot during salmon runs. Walk the trail to view returning salmon and talk with experts from the Suquamish Tribe and Great Peninsula Conservancy about the project.

Clear Creek Sa’qad Interpretive Center

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10am-2pm

Where: 9641 Levin Rd NW, Silverdale, WA 98383

Otto Jarstad Park

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10am-2pm

Where: 4230 W Belfair Valley Rd, Bremerton, WA 98312

Salmon Haven at Dickerson Creek

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10am-2pm

Where: 2613 Northlake Way NW, Bremerton, WA 98312

Wheelchair accessible.

Cowling Creek

When: November, 2016

Where: 20325 Miller Bay Rd NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370

Self-guided tours are available the month of November. Contact Paul Dorn at 360-981-7658 to schedule private tours of Cowling Creek.

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