A bit early in July to see the full run but we saw so many young salmon it was definitely worth the trip!
About The Lake Washington Ship Canal Fish Ladder
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If you are visiting the locks, cross over to the southern side and wander down into the Fish ladder viewing area. An interesting and educational setup where you can see the salmon swimming against the current to use this ladder between water levels
We came to the viewing room and there are glass windows, where you can see up close salmon swimming against the strong current to go up the ladder. There were different species of salmon. It was a very fascinating sight and educational experience for us....More
See some good waterlife. But it is a very small glass window. And the variety of fishes to be seen is not too great.
The Lake Washington Ship Canal Fish Ladder is a great place to spend 1-2 hours. It is a free activity and the park is really gorgeous. It is a fantastic place to sit and watch the traffic on the water. You can also go down...More
We asked our tour bus driver to stop here and our whole family spent about 45 minutes watching the boats go through the locks in both directions. If you wonder how things work and how things can be done this is very interesting. Then there...More
The park is really beautiful, the locks are extremely interesting, like a miniature Panama Canal and the fish ladder is great! Find out when the salmon are running and wait to go then. Also, if you can go on a week day that is better...More
Its a wonderful place to visit or, as we do, bring guests, to watch the fish return in the fall, or to show people the boats going in and out of the locks. The envrionment is also landscaped well and in the spring and summer...More
Well worth a quick visit if you are nearby. You can watch the fish from an inside viewing room. It's very interesting.
This was included on our tour and showed how the salmon jump up river. How it tires them. It is amazing how many types of salmon there are. A very interesting trip.