Dog Salmon Fish Pass Wildlife Viewing Site

The Dog Salmon Wildlife Viewing Site offers visitors a unique opportunity to watch salmon and black bears in close proximity. Staffed by an Interpretive Guide mid-July to Aug 31, visitors can learn about the lives of salmon and bears while capturing photographs and lasting memories. The Viewing Area is accessed by a short (.25 miles) gravel path from the parking area to the viewing platform. Interpretive signs at the site illustrate the ecological web of wildlife that utilize the stream and its resources. Wildlife viewing is excellent during the salmon run, with the opportunity to view birds and black bears. Watch salmon climb up the foaming waterfall or use the alternate fish ladder route.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Interp Guide at site Sun to Fri, 8am to 4:30pm
Open Season: Mid-July
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Hydaburg
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: The parking area is located off a marked spur road from Forest Road 21 (Polk Road) that leads to Polk Inlet. The pass between Twelvemile Inlet and Polk Inlet is often snowed in during the winter months. USGS Map Craig B-4.

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Interpretive Areas

Come watch the black bears, eagles and salmon at the Dog Salmon Fish Pass Wildlife Viewing Site. A short and accessible gravel trail arrives at the viewing platform, which overlooks a constructed fish ladder. In late July and August this site is teeming with life, ripe for the viewing.`
Difficulty Level: Easy

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