Carbon River Fishing - Visit Rainier
Sunset Park - Golden Lakes

Carbon River Fishing

Best Time to Fish: September and October

Species: Salmon, Steelhead

This river originates from the Carbon Glacier on the northwest side of Mt. Rainier and flows into the Puyallup River. The river is prone to flooding due to its high glacial sediment content which deposits into the river valley. The river valley is known as a temperate rainforest due to the high annual rainfall, (70-90 inches). Best known for winter salmon and steelhead.


Easy access between Carbonado and Carbon River Entrance to the park.