Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Seattle

4.7
#1 of 7 in Nature in Seattle
Watch boats and fish travel the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, a waterway system that provides safe passage between salt water and fresh water. The locks connect the Puget Sound to the Ship Canal, which links to Lake Union and Lake Washington. See barges, yachts, sailboats, and more pass through as water levels adjust to allow their journey. Don’t miss the fish ladder, which allows the migration of anadromous fish, such as salmon, between the two types of water. Glass panels give you a clear view of the fish making their journey. Pop into the visitor center to learn more about the history of the locks and how they work. To visit Hiram M. Chittenden Locks on your holiday in Seattle, and find out what else Seattle has to offer, use our Seattle.
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  • Old style working ship locks in the middle of busy north-side Seattle, with large and smaller slots for boats -- fish ladders along the far side. Fun to watch the parade of boats, with skippers...  more »
  • There is so much to see here. I love the gardens and watching the boats in the Locks but there is also Heron fishing and a salmon ladder. Go on a sunny day and bring your binoculars.  more »
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