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Tumwater Falls Park, Tumwater

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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  • The riverside walk is soothing, peaceful, and we enjoyed watching for the salmon coming upstream. It was warm even under the shade of the natural vegetation of the area. Postings along the walk give a...  read more »
  • Nice trip and surprisingly good, because we have seen thousands of rising fish. That was worth sic. Nice restaurant at the top of the entrance
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  • We had such a great time hiking the loop around the falls. The salmon are running and it was amazing seeing them working their way up the fish ladders. We saw some at emoting the different falls. Plan...  read more »
  • Several waterfalls on a secluded area of the Deschutes River that has lots of free parking and is near the I-5 expressway. There is a native plant garden that is well maintained and labelled. Interpretive signs along the paths give information related to the natural history, salmon migration, early settlers and Olympia beer manufacturing previously nearby. Salmon migrate into the falls in late August to early October and spawn near the Falls. There is a fish hatchery station located at the top of the falls with an easily accessible viewing area. You can walk over grate covered fish ladders (artificially made access for salmon to progress up stream) and view the salmon as they progress upstream. There are restrooms and picnic areas at the top of the falls next to one of the parking lots.
  • Really a great park. Cool and pretty sights. Downsides are people not picking up dog turds, and the staff are cold... Occasional tweakers.
  • Great place for a city hike if you live around this area or want to take a break from driving on I-5 during a road trip. The amazing natural beauty keeps giving and giving. Every angle of sight in the park is picturesque if you have a knack for nature photography.
  • Really really cool Park if you read all the signs you'll know why too.... (lots of historic things took place in and around here) Altho even if you just walk through with your headphones on it's still a great walk. A really cool Natural Area in the middle of a bustling City! Fantastic job to the maintenance crew and owners of this park
  • Floating from Pioneer Park to Tumwater falls was awesome, I cannot recommend this enough. And Tumwater falls has great activites there!
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