A cool place to visit to watch the salmon head upstream to spawn. Very informative you can learn about the salmons life cycle and watch their struggle to swim up the river. There are lots of holding tanks, some where you can see the salmon up close.
The hatchery has very big salmon trying to get upstream in the Fall. There was a fish ladder with viewing windows and a bunch of holding ponds with salmon fry, rainbow trout, and larger salmon. The hatchery staff is glad to answer your questions. There is also a little kiosk with an enjoyable informational video about salmon and the hatchery.... 更多
We had an hour between meetings so we strolled through the fish hatchery in Issaquah. Learned quite a lot and saw a lot of salmon & trout. Very interesting
Overall: When the fish are running, this little park is a wonderful place to visit, especially with out of town guests or little ones. Pros: 1) Free! 2) Watch the salmon (when running) 3) Learn about the overall watershed and how these fish came in through the Ballard Locks, Lake Union, Lake Washington, Lake Sammamish and finally Issaquah Creek. Cons:... 更多
Went here the last weekend in September. I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to visit but if you are in the neighborhood its worth a browse. You can spend about 20 minutes walking around. There was quite a lot of fish there but they weren't jumping as much as I was hoping. A little anti-climatic. We went with... 更多
Tucked in the city of Issaquah is a wonderful place to visit. The fish hatchery is a favorite of schools as well as the locals. A fun place to visit. They have murals about the different types of fish and many information placards. Every time I go I learn something new. It is fun to watch the fish climb the... 更多
I love this hatchery! I took my out of town relatives that have a 5 year old. He called the salmon Sammy and he was on the hunt. It's a bit early for the fish ladder but we did see 3 in the stream and that was exciting. We also saw lots of babies jumping in the hatchery. This is... 更多
Perfect for an afternoon visit. The best time to visit is September and October when the salmon return to the hatchery. My daughter loves this place. It's a great educational place! A lot of to learn about the life cycle of salmon.
We were in town for wedding, had time to kill so husband looked up geo cache sites and we discovered this! Thank you Loved the albino coho...spotted 3. Husband has been in fishing industry for years, said first time ever seeing albino salmon. Loved the natural garden, the art and signs explaining the life cycle and other things. Raceways were... 更多
I grew up visiting this hatchery and now nearly 40 years later I still come by every few weeks to see the fish growing up in the hatchery, jumping into the water streams, and eventually returning to spawn. Very very cool experience for young adults and kids, especially when the adult salmon are here during the summer. Lots of interactive... 更多