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 trip maker website .
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  • Did this as part of a tour and a nice stop off to see the Locks and the seals that frequesnt them. See if you can see any salmon we had no luck.  more »
  • This was a place you can go to twice....once on water by taking the Argosy boat tour and experience going thru the locks and then again by land on the city tour.  more »
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