Welcome to Kennedy Creek!

The Trail will operate a bit differently this year due to COVID 19. For the 2021 season, the Trail will be open to the public Friday – Sunday from Friday, October 29th until Sunday, November 28th. The Trail will be closed for Thanksgiving. The gate will open at 10 am and close at 4 pm on those weekend dates. The trail gate will be locked Monday – Thursday but we are scheduling field trips during those days for youth and adult groups (classes, homeschool groups, scouts, senior centers, etc.). On weekends, docents will be on hand to answer questions, however, they do not provide guided tours on those days. When visiting the Trail, please follow current state guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocols.

The Trail will be open to the public the following dates:

  • October 29, 30, 31
  • November 5, 6, 7
  • November 11, 12, 13, 14
  • November 19, 20, 21
  • November 26, 27, 28





DO NOT drive through the gate unless you have scheduled a visit with us. The gate must remain closed and locked at all times except for weekends in November and we don’t want you to get locked in.


If you’d like to schedule a visit to Kennedy Creek with your class please contact Megan Brady, KCST Coordinator at (360) 701-6907 or by email at KennedyCreek@spsseg.org. Visits to the Trail are free, however schools are responsible for transportation. If desired we can provide a curriculum for teachers to use in the classroom to help prepare students for their visit.

Docent- or SPSSEG staff-led field trip tours for youth and adult groups are available Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm.






***2021 UPDATE: We are not conducting new docent training this year due to ongoing concerns with COVID-19. We are relying on our fabulous returning volunteer docents to share their knowledge with the public. We hope to bring on new docents for the 2022 chum viewing season***

If you would like to volunteer as a Docent this year please contact Megan Brady, KCST Coordinator at (360) 701-6907 or by email at KennedyCreek@spsseg.org to get on our docent email list. Docents are integral to Kennedy Creek and as one long-time docent put it “you don’t know what a good time is until you’ve poked a salmon carcass with a bunch of curious 4th graders.”

All this information you’ll need as a trail guide is covered during your training and is found in the docent notebooks we provide you with. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm and a good rain jacket! 


We’ll see you at the Trail!