Pacific Salmon

Pacific salmon are an icon of the Pacific Northwest. Embodying the wild beauty of their homeland, their story–ancient mystery and living legends is entwined with the people and landscapes of the Central Cascades.

For millennia, salmon have returned to their birth rivers to spawn and renew the cycle of life, their rich flesh sustaining thriving human, forest and aquatic communities along these waterways. On the Deschutes and Klickitat Rivers, members of Native American tribes stand on riverside scaffolds and toss nets into the river, hoping to capture not only a major food source but a resource that has been vital to their economy and spirituality for thousands of years. By purchasing wild-caught salmon direct from tribal fishermen, you help sustain a culture and an ancient cycle of life.

  • Interpretive Signage
  • Seasonal Availability
  • Located on Private/Public Land

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