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Sawtooth Salmon Festival to Include Fish Weir Tour
Wednesday, August 23, 2023


Celebrate Idaho’s wild salmon and steelhead migration during the Sawtooth Salmon Festival in Stanley.

The free, family-friendly event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Stanley Museum Lawn on Highway 75 just past Mountain Village.

The event is co-hosted by Idaho Rivers United and the Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Association.

The event will kick off with at 10 a.m. with a tour of the Pettit Lake Creek fish weir at Petit Lake Creek. Kurt Tardy, fisheries manager for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, will offer a brief discussion of the Tribes’ sockeye recovery program in the lake.

Beginning at 11:30 a.m. IRU will have a bus available to ferry people to a site along the Salmon River near Redfish Lake where people can watch salmon spawning. Tours will take off at 11:30 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.

There also will be interactive activities centered around salmon as well as live music and entertainment.


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