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 it is quite beautiful
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.
I checked out this Fish Ladder while visiting the locks. It's an ingenious setup. You can see salmon in the lake, through the glass windows and then up the ladder (that is of you're there at the right time). I saw some Chinook running along with some other unknown fish. A ranger was giving a talk which really helps one... 更多
This is an interesting observation activity. No need to pay a tour guide. Just walk up and through. The salmon have to make their way from one side of the lock to the other and they pass through a small hole that you can observe from behind the glass wall. There is also a sea lion in this area patrolling... 更多
We visited the Fish Ladder as part of a day tour of Seattle. It was interesting to have a look at the ladder in operation. We also saw a number of boats moving through the lock. Our tour spent 45 minutes there - ten would have been enough.
I have been here several times and always go when I'm in Seattle. Yes, there are fish swimming up stream in August, but better viewing in June/July and September/October. It is interesting to watch the locks fill and the boats enter and leave. The gardens are a bit of a disappointment though.
I have been to several fish ladders but this was the first time that there were actually large salmon present. Wonderful to see the fish trying to get past the locks into lake Washington. The walk over to the locks is also very educational. A sea lion was swimming at the bottom of the ladder fishing for his daily meal.
Weekly, I walk to the locks & fish ladder. Beautiful & very interesting. In the summer, they have free concerts in the park starting at 2 PM. Parking can be challenging, you can take the bus (44 & 40).
The fish ladder closed to Hiram Chittenden Locks. You should visit both places together. Go down to the basement where you will see underwater "fish tank" of the Fish Ladder. It is worth a visit. It is free, however it is not suitable for rainy activity.