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Tumwater Falls Park

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Salmon run

A city park with nice falls. Just before the lower falls there are hundreds of salmons at the pond... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tel Aviv, Israel
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If The Salmon Are Running Don't Miss It!!

If the salmon are running (and they were this day) it's definitely a 5 star park. But even if they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tampa, Florida
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110 Deschutes Way SW, Tumwater, WA 98501-4072
+1 360-943-2550
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All reviews salmon the deschutes river both sides nice path walking path the loop fish hatchery relaxing walk native plants enjoy the beauty stretch your legs fish ladder year round great place to visit olympia picnic bridge
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A city park with nice falls. Just before the lower falls there are hundreds of salmons at the pond. In the upper falls few of them missed the ladder and tried to jump

Thank IamZozo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If the salmon are running (and they were this day) it's definitely a 5 star park. But even if they are not running it's a solid 4 Star. The walk around the old damn had interpretative kiosks that price educational information about the area and...More

Thank 8ric
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although this park is a nice little walk anytime, with the end of September comes Salmon. Not only can visitors observe the fish in the hatchery, you are able to view them swimming upstream through fish ladders. This time of year presents a unique opportunity...More

Thank mcarrcrockett
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful! Easy walking, salmon ladders, fall is my favorite time to visit this park. Worth the stop!

Thank twalesrn
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Park was busy. Grass was maintained well. Could see fish in the river. Seems like some things needed repairs but looked like they were working on it. Parking area is small but seemed to work. Dogs are allowed.

Thank madamd2017
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is a beautifully done up park on both sides of the Deschutes River, just a few minutes from the Capital Mall area of Olympia. The falls are in three stages with nice paths and observation points. The Native Garden below the Falls Terrace Restaurant...More

Thank thomqui
Reviewed 30 August 2018

My trip to Tumwater Falls Park in Tumwater, WA was a very good. My grandparents took me to the park. We had a nice picnic at the park. It was a very relaxing shaded area to eat. As we finished eating our lunch, I went...More

Thank Gabby G
Reviewed 28 August 2018

At first glance, the park looks more like a parking lot from the street. Once you're able to find the parking area, it's all good from there. Sit in the shade for a nice picnic lunch, play around in the open grass area, have lunch...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The park offers off street parking and an area for children to play. We like to walk past the salmon capture pens and down along the Deschutes River to the lower falls with views of the old Olympia brewhouse. The salmon have arrived and are...More

Thank Arthur B
Reviewed 22 August 2018

I've been to Tumwater quite a few times, and always thought that I had been here. I haven't until now. The water is incredible, falls and more falls, rivulets, streams, rivers, water gushing out of every nook and cranny. With all the greenery and moss,...More

Thank LairdCamster
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