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5th Avenue Bridge

5th Avenue SW / Deschutes Pkwy SW, Olympia, WA 98501
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Great place to watch seals munch running salmon in the fall

Ease access place to watch seals eat salmon on their way to Capitol Lake and the Deschutes River to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glomared
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Olympia
Nice

Really peaceful, lots of different fish and of course, the salmon. Educational signs around, Quaint... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christina M
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  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
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“salmon” (17 reviews)
“small dam” (2 reviews)
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5th Avenue SW / Deschutes Pkwy SW, Olympia, WA 98501
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ease access place to watch seals eat salmon on their way to Capitol Lake and the Deschutes River to spawn in the fall. From late September to early November (changes with weather and runs from year to year) you can watch the salmon run, and...More

1  Thank Glomared
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really peaceful, lots of different fish and of course, the salmon. Educational signs around, Quaint white bridge across the way.

1  Thank Christina M
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.

Thank Joan K
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...More

2  Thank jaybeeFL
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...More

1  Thank Doug H
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.

2  Thank Robert L
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.

Thank Chrash700
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...More

Thank walklightly1942
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.

Thank Laural90210
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.

Thank cupperr
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20 October 2016|
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Yes, I live in Olympia. The bridge is just a bridge 🙂
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