WEEKEND SCENE: Visiting Fauntleroy Creek for a chance to see salmon

In the week since the annual gathering by Fauntleroy Creek to call the coho home, 13 have responded. You might see one or more of them at the “open creek” happening until 3 pm today. We stopped by and saw one.

Volunteer creek-watchers report one pair has spawned so far in this season of celebrating 25 years since “Harry and Louise,” the creek’s first modern-day spawners following a major restoration project. For today’s open creek, follow the driveway along SW Director just east of upper Fauntleroy [map], and look for the sign pointing you to the stairway down. Whether you get there or not, you can talk with Fauntleroy Watershed Council volunteers during tomorrow’s Fauntleroy Fall Festival (9100 block of California SW), 2-5 pm.

3 Replies to "WEEKEND SCENE: Visiting Fauntleroy Creek for a chance to see salmon"

  • junctioneer October 26, 2019 (7:40 pm)

    Is the area at Fauntleroy/Director a good place to watch for salmon beyond the open house as well? A little confused about the driveway scenario for the open creek vs. what’s open to the public all the time.

    • WSB October 26, 2019 (7:46 pm)

      You can look from the public overlook nearby (right at that corner). The creek is also publicly accessible from Fauntleroy Park but I don’t think spawners get that far up …

  • Judy October 27, 2019 (8:28 am)

    In recent years, our spawners have stayed very low in the system, not going many yards upstream of the fish ladder.  The best viewing is from the viewpoint but look for a watcher below and ask if you can come down.

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