A Salmon Pool Like No Other near Roddickton, NL

The Great Northern Peninsula is filled with thousands of years of history since our first indigenous people. The land and natural phenomena that surrounds this place creates some very unique encounters when visiting. The Underground Salmon Pool is 14 km near Roddickton is claimed to be the only place in the world where salmon migrate through an underground cave.

A walking trail exists along Route 433 which takes you to Englee. You first have to take Route 430 (Viking Trail) and at Roddickton junction or St Anthony airport take Grenfell Drive (Route 432), which is a loop road. A sign along the highway, an access road and parking make for an easy means to find this natural wonder.

Take the trail through an old growth forest, which has interpretation explaining the flora and fauna along the route. It is also a place of prime angling for salmon and brook trout, but there are some areas clearly marked where no angling is to take place.

The Underground Salmon Hole is truly a destination and worth a visit, even if you are not an avid salmon angler. You will truly be amazed by viewing the salmon and seeing them go from the water and disappear into the underground cave. I must warn you, though, there may be lots of flies so bring your repellent.


Robin’s Donuts at Lidstone’s Irving


Also, enjoy lots of natural beauty, wildlife and adventure on the Great Northern Peninsula East during your visit!


Lidstone’s Irving & Convenience

  • 65 Majors St, Roddickton, NL A0K 4P0 709-457-2523
  • Gas Station, Convenience Store, Hunting and Fishing Supplies, Propane, Beer, Grocery, Restaurant & Bakery

For a listing of more than 80 trails and lookouts click here.

Live Rural NL –

Christopher Mitchelmore

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