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Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery

125 W Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027-3803
+1 425-392-1118
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Amazing fall foliage and wild salmons!!

I live in Issaquah and make sure to check it out at least once a year. The best time to go is in... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Theresia E
via mobile
See the Salmon!

Issaquah Salmon Hatchery attracts more visitors than any other of Washington's many hatcheries... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Ronald R
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125 W Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027-3803
+1 425-392-1118
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I live in Issaquah and make sure to check it out at least once a year. The best time to go is in October heads down! The foliage and the surroundings are amazing. Salmons are going wild and you want go home without spotting several...More

Thank Theresia E
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Issaquah Salmon Hatchery attracts more visitors than any other of Washington's many hatcheries. Interactive displays demonstrate the salmon cycle. Visitors view Issaquah Creek, the salmon entrance, fish ladder, and fish-raising ponds in a beautiful, tree-filled setting. Many family activities. Right in the heart of Issaquah!...More

Thank Ronald R
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A cool place to visit to watch the salmon head upstream to spawn. Very informative you can learn about the salmons life cycle and watch their struggle to swim up the river. There are lots of holding tanks, some where you can see the salmon...More

Thank fnqfamily
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The hatchery has very big salmon trying to get upstream in the Fall. There was a fish ladder with viewing windows and a bunch of holding ponds with salmon fry, rainbow trout, and larger salmon. The hatchery staff is glad to answer your questions. There...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had an hour between meetings so we strolled through the fish hatchery in Issaquah. Learned quite a lot and saw a lot of salmon & trout. Very interesting

Thank feastmode
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Overall: When the fish are running, this little park is a wonderful place to visit, especially with out of town guests or little ones. Pros: 1) Free! 2) Watch the salmon (when running) 3) Learn about the overall watershed and how these fish came in...More

1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Went here the last weekend in September. I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to visit but if you are in the neighborhood its worth a browse. You can spend about 20 minutes walking around. There was quite a lot of fish there but...More

1  Thank blondy1623
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Tucked in the city of Issaquah is a wonderful place to visit. The fish hatchery is a favorite of schools as well as the locals. A fun place to visit. They have murals about the different types of fish and many information placards. Every time...More

1  Thank Michael I
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I love this hatchery! I took my out of town relatives that have a 5 year old. He called the salmon Sammy and he was on the hunt. It's a bit early for the fish ladder but we did see 3 in the stream and...More

1  Thank DianeRenee
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Perfect for an afternoon visit. The best time to visit is September and October when the salmon return to the hatchery. My daughter loves this place. It's a great educational place! A lot of to learn about the life cycle of salmon.

1  Thank Giseli-issaquah
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Deborah L
Need to find out how to get there.
24 June 2016|
Response from Harvey H |
From Seattle, take I-90 East to the Front Street exit and turn right onto Front Street. Continue all the way through town until you reach Sunset Way. The Salmon Hatchery is right behind the Brew House. Parking is... More