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Address: 5th Avenue SW / Deschutes Pkwy SW, Olympia, WA 98501
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Good while Salmon are running

A bridge on a small dam dividing Capitol Lake and the Puget Sound. Most of the year, this is a pedestrian sidewalk. During the months of August and September, this is a place... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
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Olympia, Washington
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Lake Havasu Cty
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

This is a great walking area near the Port of Olympia and old town Olympia. Beautiful water views, restaurants and little shops.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 913 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Stopped to view the annual salmon migration but unfortunately they had already moved past this spot and were now in Capitol Lake and further up Tumwater Falls Park. Did see the local resident blue herons and gulls but no seals! Oh well, as they say timing is everything!

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

A bridge on a small dam dividing Capitol Lake and the Puget Sound. Most of the year, this is a pedestrian sidewalk. During the months of August and September, this is a place where pedestrians, families, and tourists stop to watch the Salmon on their upstream journey to Tumwater Falls for spawning. The Harbour Seals chasing the salmon is what... More 

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Thank Doug H
Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

There are a lot of interesting things to see and do in Olympia but this is not really one of them. If one wants to see the salmon ladder well go see that under the bridge but that is it. No special trip here.

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Olympia, Washington
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Great views of Budd Bay inlet and the Olympic mountain range as well as that of Mount Rainier with easy access to capital Lake and the downtown.

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Thank Chrash700
Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is a good place to view the salmon, when they are running. Otherwise it's just bridge that borders on a toxic lake. It is not a destination or an engineering feat , like the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. If you're in Olympia anyway you might want to visit it.

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Thank walklightly1942
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Educational for kids and adults and dogs. The seals hang by the bridge and catch salmon. It's next to Bayview grocery store with a deli, it's a good place for an outdoors lunch.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

whether you're there in the fall to watch the salmon or just go for the view, it is a great spot. You can't park real close, maybe a block away, but the vistas are nice.

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Thank cupperr
Olympia
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7 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Nice place to visit when the salmon are running. Sometimes there is a volunteer available for any questions you may have. Good for kids to see the fish.

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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

If you want to see more salmon than you can count, stop here during the right time of the year. Parking is across the way.

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