One viewpoint stairway is on the outlet works at the junction of the dam with the Chena River. Visitors can climb the stairway to the top of the dam for an overview of the river, floodway and wildlife. Another stairway is located near the Lake Park entrance.
Many species of wildlife such as moose, beaver, muskrats, squirrels, snowshoe hares, ravens, eagles, many other birds, and predators such as lynx, fox, wolves, and an occasional black or brown bear may be seen throughout the project lands. These animals are wild and should be treated with caution and respect.
Two species of salmon, Chinook and Chum, migrate up the Chena River in July and August, and may be easily seen from the top of the outlet works during our annual Salmonwatch. Salmon fishing is permitted 300 feet downstream of the dam. For more information about these species, click here.