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Kitsap Salmon Tours

Program Contact: Water Stewardship Program Coordinator, Anna McClelland
(360) 228-7303 •

Join us in person for Kitsap Salmon Tours 2023!

Saturday, November 4th from 10:00am – 2:00pm

Kitsap Salmon tours are back in person this year! Join us November 4, 2023 from 10-2pm at various stream sites across the county as we explore all things salmon with biologists, local environmental organizations, and trained docents. This FREE event offers exciting opportunities such as interactive activities through Kitsap Regional Library, guided walks at Keta Legacy’s Rhododendron Preserve, and many more. You can discover local salmon species, their lifecycles, and the role you play in their survival. Bring your family, gather your friends, and prepare your questions. Join us in experiencing this remarkable migration firsthand.

It may be raining, but we’ll be there rain or shine. 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).

Salmon will be migrating throughout the fall, so feel free to visit these sites at a different time and see what you can find.

Keep an eye on this page and the WSU Kitsap Extension Facebook page for more info.

Volunteer at Salmon Tours:

Have you had the opportunity of interacting with a Salmon Docent at a past Salmon Tour Event? These dedicated volunteer guides are on-site to answer visitor questions, educate folks on the migration, and chat about local salmon stewardship. Salmon Docents have completed a multi-day salmon-focused training led by WSU Kitsap Extension and Washington Sea Grant. These volunteers are prepared to engage with visitors and share their extensive knowledge with the community at the Kitsap Salmon Tours. If this interests you, sign up for our Salmon Docent Training today!

Salmon Viewing Sites

Check out our various salmon viewing sites, find a site near you and then come down to see the salmon run with us! Some sites will have special salmon viewing events and activities for people of all ages.

Chico Salmon Park

Address: 3150 Chico Way, Bremerton
This 4.5-acre Kitsap County park is located in the lower reaches of the Chico Creek watershed. This unique area supports natural populations of native salmonids including chum, coho, steelhead, and cutthroat trout.

Jarstad Park

Address: 4230 West Belfair Valley Road, Bremerton
This 4.5-acre park in the City of Bremerton is located in the Gorst Creek watershed. Restoration projects in the area have improved salmon habitat and the ecosystem as a whole.

Keta Legacy Foundation Rhododendron Preserve

Address: 2401 Seabeck Highway, Bremerton
This 426-acre preserve is located on the Chico Creek watershed near the Lost Creek tributary.

Poulsbo’s Fish Park

Address: 288 NW Lindvig Way, Poulsbo
This 40-acre park provides great wildlife viewing opportunities along the dogfish creek and into the estuary at the end of Liberty Bay. Here you can see chum, coho, and cutthroat trout.

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Chico Creek Mouth

Address: 4270 Kittyhawk Dr. NW, Bremerton
THIS SITE IS CLOSED FOR 2023 SALMON TOURS DUE TO CONSTRUCTION. This site is a 3-acre estuary property where Chico Creek, the most productive salmon stream in Kitsap, flows into Dyes Inlet. You can find chum, coho, steelhead, and coastal cutthroat here. ​

Salmon Haven at Dickerson Creek

Address: Northlake Way NW and Taylor Road, Bremerton
Here lies the confluence of Chico Creek and Dickerson creek. You can expect to see mostly chum salmon.

Clear Creek Trail Ridgetop Pavilion

Address: 9228 Ridgetop Blvd., Silverdale
This site is located on Clear Creek. This creek’s estuary is at the end of Dyes Inlet. It provides salmon rearing habitat for chum, coho, cutthroat, and steelhead trout.

Merle Hayes Salmon Enhancement Center

Address: 23175 Indianola Rd NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
Located at the head of Miller Bay on Grovers Creek, this salmon enhancement center raises and releases hundreds of thousands of salmon each year. Here you can observe salmon at a variety of life stages, from eggs to returning adults.

Kitsap Salmon Tours is brought to you by: Chico Salmon Park Stewardship Group, City of Bremerton, City of Poulsbo, Clean Water Kitsap, Clear Creek Task Force, Great Peninsula Conservancy, Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group, Keta Legacy Foundation, Kitsap Conservation District, Kitsap County, Kitsap Poggie Club, Kitsap PUD, Kitsap Regional Library, Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Suquamish Tribe, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Sea Grant, and WSU Extension. Thank you!

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Anna McClellan at 345 6th Street, Suite 550, Bremerton, WA 98337,, (360) 228-7303 at least two weeks prior to the event.