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Kokanee Salmon Viewing At Electric Lake


Kokanee Salmon viewing day at Electric Lake
Kokanee Salmon viewing day at Electric Lake

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Electric Lake Dam Parking Area, Huntington, UT 84528

Each fall, wild kokanee salmon make their way up a few Utah rivers to spawn. This is when they undergo a dramatic transformation: their color changes from sleek silver to fluorescent red, and the males acquire humped backs, hooked jaws and elongated teeth.

Join us during a free viewing event and see these feisty fish bite and jostle as they embark on the most important (and final!) mission of their lives. Upper Huntington Creek and Boulger Creek are two major tributaries to Electric Lake where kokanee salmon may spawn each year. These creeks are typically shallow, making the bright-red salmon easy to see.

DWR biologists and outreach staff are hosting a viewing event at Electric Lake on Oct. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. Please meet them at the boat ramp on the north end of the reservoir, where they'll answer your questions and direct you to the best areas to see the salmon.

Electric Lake is 54 miles west of Price and 22 miles east of Fairview, along Highway 264 in the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Questions? Contact the office at 435-613-3707.