Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail opens soon

OlympianOctober 23, 2013 

The Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail - open until 4 p.m. daily - is just a short walk to many viewing spots along Kennedy and Fiscus creeks.

TONY OVERMAN/THE OLYMPIAN

The Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail between Olympia and Shelton is set to open to the public Nov. 2, providing birds-eye viewing of the creek's fall chum salmon run.

The half-mile trail, which has been open each salmon spawning season for 14 years, is sponsored by the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group, and plays host to some 5,000 people each year.

Visitors are welcome 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends through Dec. 1, as well as Veteran's Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving.

The trail is located off Highway 101 near the Thurston-Mason County line. Northbound from Olympia, turn west on Old Olympic Highway between mileposts 356 and 357. Go about three-quarters mile to a gravel logging road signed "Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail." Proceed about one-half mile to the trail parking lot.

For more information, visit www.spsseg.org or call 360-412-0808, ext. 107.

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