It's Salmon SEEson Again!

Fall is here, and salmon are returning to streams and rivers around Puget Sound. Watch for these natural beauties at viewing sites listed here - and cheer them on if you see them!

See salmon return to Issaquah Creek

Dates: Self-guided daily from September through November. Drop-in tours on Saturday and Sunday, September 17 to November 20, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Location: Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, 125 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah
Contact: Other tours by appointment: contact FISH (Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery) at 425-392-1118 or schedule online at www.issaquahfish.org. For more information, contact volunteer@issaquahfish.org, education@issaquahfish.org or execdir@issaquahfish.org.
salmon viewing from hatchery bridge
Photo courtesy FISH

See salmon return to Issaquah Creek from the bridge or through viewing windows daily from September through November. In addition, trained docents from Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH) will lead drop-in tours Saturday and Sunday from September 17 to November 20, at 11 a.m and 1 p.m. Docents will also be available on some weekday evenings.

We’re on Facebook at FriendsoftheIssaquahSalmonHatchery or Twitter: issaquahfish.

Sponsored by: Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH).


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Driving directions and bus routes:

From I-5 or I-405: Take I-90 East to the Front Street exit. Make a right onto Front Street and get in left lane; go straight through the light. Follow for about 0.6 miles to Sunset Way and make a right turn onto West Sunset Way. The Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is on the left, just past the Issaquah Brewhouse. Main parking is available via the second entrance, while overflow parking is available via the first entrance.

Or come by bus! Use Metro Bus Routes 200, 214 and 271, or Sound Transit Route 554.

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