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Dagger Falls themselves are only 5 to 10 feet high but they present a significant obstacle for migrating sockeye salmon. Above and adjacent to the falls are forested flat terraces suitable for camping. So all attributes necessary for long-term seasonal visits are present: fresh water in the river, vulnerable fish concentrated at the base of the falls, and fuel and construction materials in the forest. Sockeye salmon migrate up river from the Pacific Ocean in July through August to spawn in the calmer headwaters and tributaries of the upper Middle Fork; and during these summer months Dagger Falls becomes one of the best salmon fishing locations in the entire region.