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Poulsbo Fish Park Kitsap Salmon Tours

🐟  What a blast at this year’s Salmon Tours! A huge THANK YOU to our local organizations that came out to support! 
🐟 Salmon are still migrating so check out our map below for our suggested locations: Click here to view our 2023 Salmon Tours Fish Park Map

📆  Mark your calendar for next year, Poulsbo Fish Park Kitsap Salmon Tours, Saturday November 2nd from 10am-2pm!

The annual Salmon Tours is just the kickoff to the fall salmon run season.

We see mostly Chum and Coho salmon in our Kitsap Streams from Halloween to Thanksgiving, so there is still time to visit all the streams where salmon spawning activity is ramping up.

While viewing Salmon, please respect their home and streams. Here are some tips to remember:
  • Respect the fish. Do not throw stones or harass salmon.
  • Leave pets at home. Salmon carcasses carry a bacteria that can make dogs sick.
  • Stay on the trail to protect vegetation.
  • Don’t walk in the stream. You may step on a nest full of salmon eggs.
  • Respect private property and others.
  • Move slowly and speak quietly.
  • Use polarized sunglasses to see salmon better.

Learn more about our Pacific Salmon:

Click the image below to view the full field guide:

2023 Participating Organizations

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4th 2023 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM

12th Annual Salmon Tours at Poulsbo’s Fish Park

*Thank you to Rockin’ Ruby’s Records & Retro Gift Store for donating the port-potty’s for this event – stop by their special car learn more about them.

For more information on Kitsap Salmon Tours, visit:

  • Orca Network:
    • Orca Network connects whales and people in the Pacific Northwest, through education and advocacy programs, our volunteer Whale Sighting Network, the Langley Whale Center on Whidbey Island, and our ongoing efforts to retire Lolita/Tokitae from the Miami Seaquarium to her home waters of the Salish Sea. We are also the designated stranding response organization for Island, Skagit, and north Snohomish counties.
  • Kitsap Regional Library:
    • Poulsbo Kitsap Regional Library inspires our community to dream more, learn more, do more, and be more. We serve our Kitsap residents through nine locations, digital access to library materials and services, and home delivery for those with significant barriers to visiting their library location.
  • Kitsap Audubon Society:
    • Our Mission is to preserve the natural world through education, environmental study, and habitat protection; and to promote awareness and enjoyment of local and regional natural areas. 
  • Kitsap Public Utilities District:
    • We provide water, wastewater, and broadband on a community-owned network in Kitsap County, WA.
  • Poulsbo Historical Society:
    • *At Martinson Cabin from 11am-2pm: Warm up with some hot apple cider and enjoy fun salmon crafts at the Martinson Cabin in Nelson Park. The cabin museum will remain open until 4PM for tours.
  • Poulsbo Lions Club:
    • The Poulsbo Lions Club is a service club that helps North Kitsap residents by providing scholarships to NKHS and KHS seniors, free vision screening to children in preschools and elementary schools, free glasses, hearing aids and laundry services to low-income families as well as supporting Fishline, Sharenet and Coffee Oasis. We have built most of the boardwalks and platforms in Poulsbo’s Fish Park and the dock at the Poulsbo Heritage Museum.
  • Poulsbo Rotary Club:
    • We are an exceptionally active service club, started in 1976, of 125+ members ranging in age from 21 years old to over 80. We participate in many local and global community-oriented projects as noted in our web pages. Poulsbo Rotarians spend many fulfilling hours serving our community, focusing on “Service Above Self.” Within Fish and Nelson Parks alone there are many examples of trails, bridges and other structures build by and funded by Poulsbo Rotarians.
    • Join us at our weekly meeting every Friday, 7am at the Sons of Norway. We also broadcast our meetings virtually through Zoom.
    • Local Community Project Highlights
      • Kvelstad Pavilion on the Poulsbo waterfront
      • $30,000 donation towards moving the Marine Science Center to downtown Poulsbo
      • Raised $100,000 in 10 year commitment to Olympic College Branch, Poulsbo
      • Built Oyster Plant Park pier and floating dock
      • Donated and Installed Historic red clock on Front Street
      • Helped spearhead the establishment of Coffee Oasis in Poulsbo, supporting at-risk youth
      • Created supportive housing for survivors of domestic violence (Morrow Manor – $3 million project)
      • Led the fundraising and creation of “Play For All”, an inclusive playground planned for Raab Park (2023-24)
  • Poulsbo Tree Board
    • The Poulsbo Tree Board was established in 1997 to advise and educate the Mayor, City Council and citizens on issues pertaining to trees in the city. This includes the promoting of responsible planting of trees on public and private property; promoting public education and proper maintenance of trees; advocating trees within the city; providing for aesthetics within the city through the formulation and implementation of tree programs; developing innovative and joint funding for tree projects from a variety of sources; and providing the Mayor and the City Council with a yearly report regarding Tree Board activities.
  • Trout Unlimited: NK/BI Chapter 383:
    • We are the only TU club left in Kitsap County of which we have xx creeks and rivers that flow both into Puget Sound and Hood Canal. These watersheds historically were Coho Salmon, Summer and Fall Chum Salmon, Winter Steelhead and Coastal Cutthroat Trout. We have partnered with the Suquamish Tribe’s Fisheries Department which are Co-Managers with Washington State’s Department of Fish and Wildlife. This gives us access to necessary resources such as fish stocks in which we can continue to ensure that salmonids return to our watersheds while we wait until many of the issues surrounding viable salmonid spawning are met or mitigated.
    • Our chapter also performs restoration work such as invasive plant removal, recovery and treatment of past indiscretions of land and water usages, as well as community relations which include educating the public about our purpose and the need for recuperating the watersheds to once again allow our children and grandchildren to enjoy the outdoors and in particular the joy and satisfaction of catch and/or release of coldwater fisheries.
  • Poulsbo’s Fish Park Steering Committee:
    • We connect people with the environment, promoting practices of stewardship, and social-ecological sustainability.
  • WSU-Master Gardeners:
    • Master Gardeners are Volunteer Community Educators–cultivating plants, people, and communities! Staff and volunteers educate the public about evidence-based gardening practices; youth gardening; water quality; landscaping septic systems; best landscape practices; plant selection and maintenance (right plant/right place): identification of plants, insects and weeds; IPM (Integrated Pest Management): environmental stewardship; native plants; and sustainability practices.
  • WSU-Kitsap Stream Stewards: 
    • The Stream Stewards Program provides Kitsap residents with the opportunity to turn environmental knowledge into action. Through an annual, multi-day training, participants learn about connections between our lands and waters and the life that depends on their health. The training includes classroom sessions, field trips, and hands-on activities, and connects participants with experts and opportunities to get involved in local efforts.