581 W. Old Olympic Hwy
Salmon Celebration at Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail
*Learn about spawning salmon during this special event*
Join us in welcoming the wild chum salmon home to Kennedy Creek on Saturday, November 19th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The celebration, hosted by South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group, is free to the public. There will be family-friendly activities as well as warm beverages and donuts. Visitors are advised to dress for the weather with warm clothes, rain jackets, and sturdy boots or shoes.
Kennedy Creek (located halfway between Olympia and Shelton) is the South Sound’s premiere destination to view spawning chum salmon. Each fall, an average of 24,000 adult chum return to Kennedy Creek to spawn. The peak of the spawning season at Kennedy Creek is typically mid-November. The trail is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday in November as well as Veterans Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving. Salmon Stewards will be on the trail to answer questions.
From Olympia: Go north on 101. At Milepost 357, turn left onto Old Olympic Highway. Continue on Old Olympic Highway until you see the Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail signs on your left. Go up forest road 2700 for .75 miles. Turn right into the Trail parking lot.
From Shelton: Go south on 101. At Milepost 356, turn right onto Old Olympic Highway. Continue on Old Olympic Highway until you see the Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail signs on your right. Go up forest road 2700 for .75 miles. Turn right into the Trail parking lot.
No parking pass is required. We do encourage carpooling as our parking area is limited.
What: Salmon Celebration
When: Saturday, November 19th, 2022 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail, 581 W. Old Olympic Hwy, Shelton, WA
For more information, please contact Megan Brady at 360-701-6907 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit SPSSEG’s website at spsseg.org for information about the Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail or our work with salmon habitat restoration.