ODF&W Lists Locations To View Salmon Spawning

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife report that Fall chinook salmon are spawning in local rivers, giving Oregonians a unique wildlife viewing opportunity.

They ask the public to please watch spawning from a short distance without disturbing the fish or walking on redds. Viewing conditions can be limited after rainstorms, but water usually clears within a few days. These locations in the Coos County area all offer excellent viewing:

West Fork Millicoma River beginning with the Millicoma Interpretive Center near Allegany. The Center is wheelchair accessible and kid-friendly. For the next several miles upstream, many spawning areas are visible from a vehicle.

The mouth of Glenn Creek about six miles upriver from Allegany.

Tioga Creek which can be accessed from Middle Creek Road above Fairview.

LaVerne Park on the North Fork Coquille River. Salmon are seen in the swimming hole area and jumping at the falls. They also can be seen spawning above the boulder weirs just upriver from the upper park boundary.

Frona Park on the East Fork Coquille River near Dora.

Baker Creek Boat Ramp on the South Fork Coquille River.

For additional information, please visit www.dfw.state.or.us.

This entry was posted on Friday, October 26th, 2012 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements, State News.