I moved to Issaquah in February and love bringing out of town guests to the hatchery. It's fun to see the fry in the tubs and read about the salmon's migration in the spring or summer months, but the real treat starts in August when they start to run. It is so neat to see these huge salmon swimming upstream and trying to jump the dam. The water is shallow that it is easy to see the salmon and kids and adults alike are enamored. It's easy to get to and free. I have been to the ladders in Ballard, but liked this hatchery better because it's easier to get up close and personal. Check it out!
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