The salmon are returning and you can be part of their journey!

Join us as we post live videos taken from various salmon viewing locations around Thurston County! In these videos, you will learn about the different species of salmon, the salmon life cycle, and where particular salmon are in their migration back home.

Check back frequently as new videos will be posted from late summer through fall!

What to See at the 5th Ave Bridge

Salmon at the 5th Avenue Bridge – Aug. 31, 2020


At the end of summer, adult Chinook salmon return from the Pacific Ocean to spawn.
As they make their way to Tumwater Falls Hatchery, the salmon must first enter
Capitol Lake at Olympia’s 5th Avenue Dam.

5th Avenue Salmon Stewards

Salmon at Ellis Creek