Salmon Viewing at Russian River

Look for the Russian River Campground (entry fee required) and park in the day-use parking areas within campground facilities. A two mile well-maintained gravel trail leads to the viewing platform above the falls or to the angler trail along the river. Use caution for high densities of brown and black bears who are fishing for the same Sockeye and Coho salmon you are looking for. Salmon are in the river mid June through September with the best viewing in late June, late July, and late August.

Getting There

Milepost 52
Sterling Hwy, AK
Driving Directions