Witness live salmon spawning in the Issaquah Creek, watch the end of their courageous journey up the Issaquah Creek to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Look eye to eye with salmon in the fish ladder and viewing windows and learn all about them and their life and amazing journey home. The only mass migration that goes right through an urban area. Entry by donation. Reservations required. More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/issaquah-salmon-hatchery-tours-tickets-123095763743 and https://www.issaquahfish.org/hatchery-tours-exciting-update/
Issaquah Salmon Hatchery Tours will follow all Phase 2 requirements as mandated by the State of WA and King County. Tours limited to 5 or less and adhere to social distancing protocols. Must wear mask, have temperature taken, and give contact tracing info.
The Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is the most visited hatchery managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Fall is the most active time of year. During the fall spawning season, a fish ladder gets visitors a close-up view of returning salmon. The fall salmon runs begin in late August when Chinook salmon begin returning to spawn; the peak Chinook run is usually mid-September to mid-October. Coho return a little later, with peak season from late-September through October.
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