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Salmon and trout in King County, Washington and the northwest

Salmon Watching 
Stream List

The table below is a general representation of the salmon species reported in Lake Washington Watershed rivers, streams, and tributaries by the program's volunteers from 1996 to 2015. Not all sightings were verified, and all sightings were made from program volunteers, whose fish identification skills varied from novice to professional. Additionally, this table does not indicate how frequently the streams were watched, so streams that were not watched often may not adequately portray fish presence.

For a refresher on fish species, see our fish identification gallery.

Creek Name 

Chinook

Sockeye

 Coho   

Kokanee

Chum

Pink

Trout

Big Bear Creek

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Stray

Yes

Boeing Creek

V. Rare

Yes

Yes

Boren Creek

Carey Creek

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

Carillon Creek

Cedar River

Yes

Yes

Yes

Unconf.

Stray

Stray

Yes

Cedar River side channel at Dorre Don

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Stray

 

 

Coal Creek

Yes

Yes

Yes

Coal Creek Trib. 0273

V. Rare

Rare

Cold Creek

Rare

Yes

Colin Creek

Rare

Rare

Cottage Lake Creek

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Stray

Yes

Cottage Lake Creek Trib. 0127

V. Rare

V. Rare

Cutthroat Creek

Yes

Denny Creek

V. Rare

Rare

East Creek

East Fork Issaquah Creek

Yes

Yes

Yes

Unconf.

Yes

Ebright Creek

Yes

Rare

Yes

Evans Creek

Rare

Yes

Rare

Forbes Creek

V. Rare

V. Rare

Goff Creek

Yes

V. Rare

Great Dane Creek

Holder Creek

Rare

Rare

Yes

Horse Creek

 

Yes

V. Rare

 

 

 

 

Idylwood Creek

V. Rare

John’s Creek

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Yes

Issaquah Creek

Yes

Juanita Creek

Rare

Rare

Rare

Yes

Kelsey Creek

Yes

Yes

Yes

Laughing Jacobs Creek

V. Rare

V. Rare

Stray

Lewis Creek

Rare

V. Rare

Yes

Stray

Little Bear Creek

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Stray

Yes

Longfellow Creek*

V. Rare

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lyon Creek

Yes

V. Rare

Mackey Creek

Yes

Maple Leaf Cr.

(seeSouth Fork Thornton Creek)

Maplewood Creek

Yes

Yes

Rare

 

 

 

 

May Creek

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

McAleer Creek

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mercer Slough

Yes

Yes

Rare

V. Rare

Stray

 

Yes

North Creek

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Stray

Yes

Penny Creek

Yes

Yes

Peters Creek

Rare

Rare

V. Rare

Peterson Creek

V. Rare

V. Rare

Yes

 

 

 

 

Pipers Creek*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Richards Creek

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rock Creek

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rutherford Creek

V. Rare

V. Rare

Sammamish River

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Scriber Creek

Sears Creek

V. Rare

V. Rare

Seidel Creek

V. Rare

South Fork Thornton Creek

V. Rare

V. Rare

Struve Creek

 

 

V. Rare

 

 

 

 

Sturtevant Creek

V. Rare

Swamp Creek

V. Rare

Rare

Yes

V. Rare

Tambark Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

Taylor Creek (Cedar)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Taylor Creek (Lake WA trib)

Yes

V. Rare

Thornton Creek

V. Rare

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tibbetts Creek

V. Rare

Totem Lake Tributary 0235

Yes

Tributary 0141 to Sammamish R.

V. Rare

V. Rare

Valley Creek

V. Rare

Stray

Vasa Creek

Yes

Venema Creek

Yes

Walsh Lake Diversion

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Stray

 

 

West Trib. Kelsey Creek

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Willow Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodin Creek

V. Rare

Yarrow Creek

Yes

 

*Creek not in the Lake Washington Watershed but was included in the Salmon Watcher Program because it was in the City of Seattle's jurisdiction, and Seattle was a program partner.