Williwaw Fish Viewing Site At a Glance
Williwaw Creek is one of only a few anadromous (supporting salmon) tributaries to Portage Creek. In late summer through early fall, visitors can observe spawning sockeye, chum and coho salmon. The site features an accessible boardwalk and viewing platform and is situated in the developed Williwaw Campground.
Easily accessed next to Williwaw campground, the Williwaw Fish Viewing Platform offers visitors the unique opportunity to observe an aquatic community.
Spawning sockeye, chum and coho salmon arrive in the stream in late summer and remain throughout early fall. In addition to salmon, visitors may see a variety of local songbirds, bald eagles, and, occasionally black and brown bears.
To minimize disturbance to stream bank vegetation and to the animal residents, please observe from the platform only. Be bear aware!
This viewing site is located at mile 4 of the Portage Highway, which intersects the Seward Highway 45 miles southeast of Anchorage.
Ownership & Management:
USDA Forest Service, Chugach National Forest; Glacier Ranger District (907) 783-3242