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The Park Today
The Nisqually Earthquake
The Nisqually earthquake on February 28th, 2001 caused a massive landslide in Salmon Creek Ravine. A new creek, dubbed Earthquake Creek, was tapped from the aquifer and tripled the volume of Salmon Creek.

Still Much to Offer
Today, Salmon Creek Ravine is a passive park, with trails and access roads affording nature hikes, scenic beauty, and solitude. The heavily wooded Ravine, a remnant of the verdant fir and cedar forest that once cloaked the area, includes a mile-long, year-round stream, and another mile of feeder tributaries, some of which are spring-fed. It also contains vestiges of the logging industry that flourished here. Springboard notches still scar the ghostly cedar stumps scattered among the nettles and sword ferns, and the faint, mossy traces of skid roads still haunt the hillsides.

The area includes many natural features - shorelines, streams, wetlands, ridges, gullies, and slopes - which enhance the diversity of local wildlife. Animals common to the Ravine include bald eagles, raccoon, red fox, muskrat bats, osprey, otters, and grey squirrels.

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