Moose Creek Fish Viewing Site At a Glance

Spawning sockeye salmon - J. Hutmacher, USDA FS


Located along the Seward Highway, the Moose Creek Fish Viewing Area provides easy viewing of sockeye salmon for highway travelers. It is within walking distance of the Trail Lake Hatchery where both sockeye and silver salmon are raised. A viewing platform and information signs are placed along the spawning channels.

Facilities, Activities and Species:

These symbols denote available facilities, permitted activities and species of interest. The species icons will lead you to a page about that species.

Viewing Information:

Spawning sockeye salmon are abundant in late July and early August. Watch for bald eagles feeding on the spawning salmon and for mergansers feeding on the salmon eggs. Black bear are occasionally seen feeding on the salmon near the platform.

Safety First:

Take extra care when you travel in coastal Alaska. Hypothermia is a danger throughout the year. Warm clothes and rain gear are essential for a safe and comfortable visit to the Kenai Peninsula

This is bear country! Use common sense when you travel in the backcountry and always remember to keep a clean camp.

Be bear aware!


Moose Creek meanders along the Seward Highway. It is located at 32.5 mile of the Seward Highway (94.5 miles from Anchorage)

Ownership & Management:

USDA Forest Service, Chugach National Forest, Seward Ranger District (907) 224-3374

Closest Town:

Moose Pass, Alaska

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Best Viewing Season:

summer viewing season

Map of Moose Creek Fish Viewing Site. This image will take you to directions to Moose Creek.

small map of Moose Creek