Live Salmon Cam

The Live Salmon Cam is located at the Nature Conservancy’s Shasta Big Springs Ranch

We are anticipating a solid return of about 7,000 Chinook salmon to the Shasta River this fall. As of September 30, 2015, over 2,184 Chinook have entered the Shasta River. About 100 more arrive every day. The salmon travel over 180 miles up the Klamath River before entering Shasta River. Then another 30 miles to go before arriving at Big Springs Creek. While we wait for the salmon to return, take a look at this saved footage from October 2014, where the salmon have laid their eggs in the river gravels in egg nests (called redds) and are now guarding them.