Discover the beauty of salmon as they find their way home to spawn.
Anyone who has seen salmon swimming their way up our watershed to spawn can tell you this is a must see feature of living in the Pacific Northwest. The incredible display of perseverance and resilience can teach us a lot during Washington's darkest and rainiest season. We invite you to join us in exploring the inspiring story of salmon at Arroyo Park.
Complimentary warm beverages will be available, open to all ages, no cost and no RSVP needed to attend. How cool is that? Open house style, visit anytime between 12-3pm on either or both of the two dates!
What type of salmon might I see? Chum (Oncorhynchus keta)
What if I have questions? NSEA naturalists will be available to answer questions and help visitors view salmon in our local creeks as they return from the sea.
What should I wear/bring? Dress warmly, wear sturdy shoes, bring a camera, binoculars and/or a sketch book to make a record of the mini miracle you'll see.
Special Note to Pet Owners: Please leave your 4-legged friends at home so as not to disturb the salmon while spawning - their energy is already limited and additional stress can be lethal at this final stage in their lifecycle.
Directions:From Bellingham drive South on Hwy 11 (Chuckanut Dr.). Follow Chuckanut for about 1.2 miles and take a slight left onto Old Samish Rd. There will be two packing lots on the right side of Samish Way - look for NSEA signs. If parking is full, continue onto south on Chuckanut Dr. and park at the North Chuckanut Trailhead and walk to Arroyo Park. Look for the blue NSEA tent near bridge. MAP