Salmon Viewing Locations

Chinook spawning occurs in the Rogue Valley from October – January, with peak viewing times in October and November. Take advantage of a unique opportunity to get outside and observe this natural wonder. See map and descriptions below for suggested viewing locations.

Please view salmon from a distance. Spawning season is a stressful time for fish, and any disturbance can be very harmful. Polarized glasses will aid in viewing. It is best to view from a bridge or creek/riverbank, not in the water. Thank you!

Mainstem Rogue River

  • McGregor Park
  • Touvelle State Park
  • Valley of the Rogue State Park
  • Pedestrian bridge at Reinhart Park in Grants Pass
  • Rainie Falls

Upper Rogue River

  • Crowfoot Road bridge as it crosses Big Butte Creek just east of Highway 62
  • Elk Creek – river mile 3.0 to 8.5

Little Butte Creek

  • Lake Creek Pioneer Hall and Grange
  • Harnish Wayside (Eagle Point)
  • Denman Wildlife Area

Bear Creek

  • North Mountain Park (Ashland)
  • Oak Street Dam (Ashland)
  • Lynn Newbry Park (Talent)
  • Blue Heron Park (Phoenix)
  • Coyote Trails Nature Center at US Cellular Community Park (Medford)
  • Bear Creek Park (Medford)
  • Hawthorne Park (Medford)
  • Rogue Valley Mall (Medford)
  • Pine Street Bridge (Central Point)