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Welcome Chum Salmon At The Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail!

  •  1/2-mile ADA accessible trail with Trail Guides
  • Trail Open 10am-4pm Weekends November 1 - November 30
  • Open Veteran’s Day and the day after Thanksgiving
Located off HWY 101 between Olympia and Shelton. Northbound, turn west on Old Olympic HWY just before milepost 357. Southbound turn west on Old Olympic HWY at milepost 356 (look for the brown “wildlife viewing area” sign) go 3/4 mile to the salmon trail entrance road.

It’s that time of year again! The time when leaves start to turn, kids go back to school, and salmon return to their natal rivers to spawn. We’d like to welcome everyone (students, guests, volunteers, and docents!) back to the Trail for another great season of salmon viewing! Please read on for important dates, scheduling a group visit, and docent information.

A visit to Kennedy Creek is free but donations are much appreciated! Just look for the fish mail box by the welcome station. $7 supports 2 student visits.

This year the Trail will be open to the public on weekends starting Saturday November 2nd through Sunday December 1st, plus 11/11 and 11/29, from 10am to 4pm.

Teachers! If you’d like to schedule a visit to Kennedy Creek with your class please visit the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group website. Visits to the Trail are free, however schools are responsible for busing at this time. We also have a curriculum for that teachers can use in the classroom to help enhance the visit for students.


We’ll see you at the Trail!

DOGS: Please remember to leave your dogs at home or be prepared to leave them in the car when visiting the trail. We have a NO DOG POLICY at Kennedy Creek to ensure the salmon are undisturbed as well as to keep dogs from getting salmon poisoning. Our canine friends are unfortunately susceptible to salmon poisoning via a parasite in the skin of live and dead salmon which can kill them or make them very sick.

Print PDF Map and Directions

Click here for more information about Kennedy Creek from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Teacher Information Letter

The Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail is a project of the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group (SPSSEG).

To schedule your group visit to Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail for fall 2014, please contact: Jerilyn Walley at jerilynw@spsseg.org  or  
360-412-0808 ext. 107