The Crooked Creek Information Center and salmon viewing platform are located on the outskirts of Valdez at Mile 0.5 of the Richardson Highway. Pink and chum salmon return to this clear water stream each summer to spawn with peak numbers seen in mid-August. Occasionally, black or brown bear can be observed feasting on the returning fish. There is an underwater camera located in the stream and you can view a live feed from the camera inside the CCIS log cabin while the salmon are present (mid-July through Labor Day).

Getting There

Milepost 0.9 Richardson Hwy
Valdez, AK
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