See the Fall Salmon Run Upstream Olympia to Brewery Park

Fifth Avenue Bridge in downtown Olympia with a fish ladder to the right
From the 5th Avenue bridge wooden walkway, peer down into the water and see hatchery Chinook salmon preparing to climb the fish ladder into Capitol Lake and make their way up to Tumwater Falls. Photo credit: Rebecca Sanchez

Viewing Salmon at the 5th Avenue Dam in Olympia

Wooden dock looking out into Capitol Lake
At Capitol Lake Interpretive Center, you’ll find restrooms and a scenic wooden dock that overlooks the lake where ducks frequent the area. Take caution as the dock has no railing. Photo credit: Rebecca Sanchez

Following the Salmon Path Along Capitol Lake and up to Tumwater Falls

Scenic view of the Deschutes River with green grass, bushes and trees growing all around its banks
Tumwater Historical Park is a great place to look for salmon headed upstream and a good nature photography setting. Photo credit: Rebecca Sanchez

Photo Opportunities in Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls

Tall brick building jutting out in front of trees and bushes with the Deschutes River in front.
From Tumwater Historic Park, the old Olympia Brewery building is visible and makes for creative photo opportunities. Photo credit: Rebecca Sanchez

Salmon at Tumwater Falls Hatchery