Youth & Families Invited to View Salmon Run at Kitsap Forest Theater - Nov 12 & 13

Join us November 12 and 13 for the unique opportunity to enjoy a tour of Chico Creek at the height of the salmon run. Chico Creek is the largest chum salmon habitat in King County.
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Kitsap Forest Theater Super Volunteer
November 07, 2022
Youth & Families Invited to View Salmon Run at Kitsap Forest Theater - Nov 12 & 13
Photo by Ryan Hagerty.

The Kitsap Forest Theater invites all Mountaineers youth and their friends and families to witness the natural wonder of the chum salmon returning to Chico Creek this Saturday and Sunday! 

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Our local salmon embark on a lengthy journey from Puget Sound to their native rivers and streams. They spend weeks fighting upstream so that they can reach the spawning grounds they themselves were hatched at, so that they might begin the next generation of salmon in the same location. 

This year the creeks are full of fish; the Suquamish Tribe counted 11,000 fish currently coming up Chico Creek with more to come. Under the leadership of Salmon docent Julie Shusterman you will see female salmon splashing and making a nest for their eggs, and the males fighting it out. Chico Creek is located just below the Kitsap Forest Theater, and is the largest chum salmon habitat in Kitsap County. This annual event offers kids and adults the chance to  watch this amazing sight in person, as well as learn about the life cycle of the salmon and how they help our forests and our ecosystems thrive.

Watch the Salmon Run 

Please join us at the following times to view the salmon run at Chico Creek: 

  • Saturday, November 12 at 10 am
  • Saturday, November 12 at 1 pm
  • Sunday, November 13 at 10 am
  • Sunday, November 13 at 1 pm


  • Children under 5: Free
  • Ages 5 and up, under a membership: $12
  • Ages 5 and up, non-members: $15 
  • NOTE: If more than one guardian will be joining, we invite the second adult to attend for free. Use the promo code SALMONFAMILY at checkout to comp their ticket.

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Providing this up close and personal experience with nature encourages greater understanding and connection with the natural world and is a perfect family activity. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for hiking in the forest. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to observe one of nature’s local wonders. 

To learn more about salmon runs, enjoy our recent blog post, Did You Know? The Fall Salmon Run