Wild Salmon ViewingPacific Salmon are a group of fish species that once populated nearly every coastal waterway from southern California to Alaska.
Across the west coast, twenty-six Pacific salmon and steelhead populations are recognized as in danger of extinction.
Discover where you can still see wild salmon spawning in the Central Valley and San Francisco Bay Area.
Wild salmon populations are just a small fraction of their historic numbers due to the damage we have done to the streams, rivers and estuaries that they need for spawning, growth and migration. Dams, water diversions and other forms of habitat destruction have devastated wild salmon populations all over the Pacific Coast. However, there are still a few places in the Bay Area and Central Valley where you can see them spawn. Download Salmon Viewing Map>