Each fall, salmon make the long trek to spawn in streams and rivers across the Puget Sound region. You can try to catch a view of their extraordinary journey by checking out one of more than a dozen locations around the area where you can look for fish. Some locations may even have volunteers on hand to help you spot the fish and to answer your questions.
Local salmon hot spot
Salmon love North Creek! Look for Chinook in September, Sockeye in October, and Coho in November as they migrate up North Creek. The paved trail along North Creek is a good spot to look for them. Start at the creek’s confluence with the Sammamish River south of the UW Bothell/Cascadia College campus, and walk north through the North Creek Business Park. Be sure to take a close look under the bridges, as these slippery spawners often like to hide there.