It’s the beginning of September, and that means the annual return of the Chinook salmon is almost here! This time last year, Tumwater Falls was full of salmon. As of today, September 7th, the WDFW fish ladder here in the park has just been turned on for the season. We expect to see only more and more salmon in the viewing windows over the next few weeks!
If you’re interested in learning more about the annual salmon run here at Brewery Park, check out this video made by Thurston Community Media, in partnership with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and the City of Tumwater.
There will also be plenty of opportunity to learn about the salmon at the annual Falls Fest held at Brewery Park on September 30th, 2023! There will be ongoing educational presentations about the salmon from WDFW employee, Lee Pilon, outside the fish ladder during the entirety of the event (10am-4pm). Make sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss out!