Hiram M. Chittenden Locks is closed visitors until further notice.
Salmon migrate at the Ballard Locks fish ladder from June-November in the ladder, peaking in mid-summer. Here are the best salmon viewing times:
- June through October: Sockeye, or Red Salmon (best viewing July)
- July through November: Chinook, or King Salmon (best viewing last two weeks of August)
- August through November: Coho, or Silver Salmon (best viewing last two weeks of September)
More info: Salmon spawning season in Western Washington