Prince of Wales Island Wildlife Viewing
Cable Creek Fishpass

photo of Cable Creek Fishpass area wildlife Watch salmon spawn at the Cable Creek Fishpass between late July and the end of August. The wheelchair accessible viewing platform at the end of a short boardwalk is a good place to stand and look for wildlife. Black bears gorge themselves on protein-rich salmon, an essential part of their yearly diet. Scan for river otters chasing the salmon upstream, and look upwards for a bald eagle.


  • Black Bear
  • Eagles
  • River Otter


Hike the Trocadero Trail near Cable Creek for additional chances to see salmon and wildlife.


  • Hiking Trails
  • Interpretive Signs
  • Wheelchair Accessible


The viewing platform at Cable Creek is wheelchair accessible. The nearby Trocadero Trail is not.

Plan to spend at least: 2 - 4 hours

Best Months

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Cable Creek Fishpass is on FH 13, about nine miles south of the junction with FH 6.


USDA Forest Service, Craig Ranger District - (907) 828-3271 or Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce - (907) 755-2626 or

Additional Information

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