Pacific Northwest Salmon Center
Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group
Farm at Water’s Edge
Physical: 600 NE Roessel RD, Belfair, WA 98528
US Mail: PO Box 2169, Belfair, WA 98528
The Pacific Northwest Salmon Center is located in the Puget Sound lowlands, nestled on the Hood Canal and Union River between the Cascade and Olympic mountains.
The Salmon Center resides in the small community of Belfair, Washington. Belfair serves as a primary gateway to Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains for those traveling from the east.
Belfair is located on State Highway 3 between the cities of Bremerton to the northeast and Shelton to the southwest.
Hike, Bike, or Boat to:
600 NE Roessel RD, Belfair, WA 98528
Driving Directions from Bremerton (and Tacoma)
Washington State Highway 3 connects Bremerton with Belfair. Traveling south on Hwy 3 from Bremerton will take you along the western shoreline of Sinclair Inlet. At the terminus of Sinclair Inlet is the town of Gorst and the junction of Hwy 3 and Highway 16. Highway 16 is the connection to/from Tacoma. At Gorst continue south on Hwy 3 for approximately 8 miles to Belfair.
Once in Belfair you continue through the first lighted intersection past Safeway, Rite Aid and Starbucks. Approximately one mile beyond the intersection turn right onto Roessel Road. Follow Roessel Road as it bends to the right prior to entering the Pacific Northwest Salmon Center facility. Continue through the gate until you reach the first office building on the right. Currently, the entrance gate is open from 8 amAM – 5 pm, Monday-Friday.
Driving Directions from Shelton (and Olympia)
Washington State Highway 3 connects Shelton with Belfair. An 20 mile journey north on Hwy 3 from Shelton will take you through a forested region of Mason County and skirt the waters of Oakland Bay and Case Islet on your way to the Pacific Northwest Salmon Center.
At the lighted intersection of Highway 106 and Highway 3 is the welcome sign to Belfair. Approximately 1/2 mile from this intersection turn left onto Roessel Road. Follow Roessel Road as it bends to the right prior to entering the Pacific Northwest Salmon Center facility. Continue through the gate until you reach the first office building on the right. Currently, the entrance gate is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Highway 101 north connects Olympia with Shelton. The driving journey from Olympia to Shelton will travel over the waterways of Eld Inlet and Totten Inlet, both estuary complexes of Puget Sound. On your approach to Shelton, follow the directional signage onto Highway 3 to Belfair.
Driving Directions from Seattle
Seattle is east of the Pacific Northwest Salmon Center and across the main basin of Puget Sound. There are two viable pathways to our organization from Seattle. One includes a memorable ferry ride across Puget Sound originating from downtown Seattle and off-loading in Bremerton. Once in Bremerton follow Highway 3 to Belfair. The ferry ride is approximately one hour long, and the continued drive to Belfair is approximately 30 minutes.
The other way to travel is to drive south on Interstate 5 from Seattle to Tacoma, and once in Tacoma exit from Interstate 5 onto Highway 16 going west. Highway 16 from Tacoma will take you across a high suspension bridge over a narrow portion of southern Puget Sound and onto the greater Kitsap Peninsula. The drive from Seattle and across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to Belfair is approximately 80 minutes.