Salmon Return (Seasonal Activity)

The peak season for viewing returning salmon in Tumwater Falls Park begins as early as late August and can end as late as the last two weeks in October. Activity in Tumwater Falls Park at the WDFW fisheries facility increases dramatically during this time.

For a video narrative of salmon returning to the Deschutes River, please visit and search for “Salmon at Tumwater Falls.” This 50-minute video is presented by the City of Tumwater’s Water Resources Program and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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