Forest Service announces return of salmon cam

The Steep Creek salmon cam. (Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service)

The Steep Creek salmon cam. (Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service)

Federal officials say a salmon cam in Juneau is returning for a second year.

The U.S. Forest Service is streaming live from the bottom of Juneau’s Stream Creek in the Tongass National Forest.

Officials say the cam operates around the clock. But they say there’s insufficient light during some hours, so the best times for viewing are between 4:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. AKDT.

According to officials, viewers could see large salmon, as well as smaller Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout.

Officials say the cam located near the Mendenhall Glacier was viewed more than 28,000 times last year.