Contact Information & Directions


    Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
    125 W. Sunset Way
    Issaquah, WA 98027

    The Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is open daily during daylight hours; indoor exhibits are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


    Executive Director Karen Kane:; 425-392-1118
    Program Coordinator Rachel Martin:; 425-392-1118
    Tour Coordinator Greg Lynch:; 425-392-8025

    Fax: 425-392-3180

    For general questions about hatchery operations call 425-391-9094. For questions about the salmon you are currently raising in the classroom, call 425-392-1118.


    From I-5 or I-405:

    - Take I-90 East to Front Street exit.
    - Make a right turn onto Front Street. (After you turn onto Front Street, move into the center lane, otherwise you will be forced to turn onto Gilman Blvd).
    - Stay on Front Street for approximately 0.6 miles to West Sunset Way
    - Make a right-hand turn onto Sunset Way.
    - The Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is on your left-hand side.

    Main parking is available via the second entrance, while overflow parking is available via the first entrance. Parking is also available in the parking structure across the street, next to the library on Sunset Way.

    Watershed Science Center is located on the other side of Issaquah Creek. From Main Parking area, walk across foot bridge, or continue driving on Sunset Way (pass the hatchery) and turn left onto Newport Way. The WSC will be on your left. There are 3 parking spots near the building, or street parking.

    Getting To The Hatchery By Bus

    Nearby Metro Bus Routes:
    200, 209, 271, 214 & 927

    Sound Transit: Route 554

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    Note about the state's Salmon in the Classroom program:

    FISH has been working with the Salmon Education Alliance to restore funding to this program in King County. In 2013-14, 153 schools raised salmon in their class rooms and released them in the spring. Call our Program Coordinator (Ph 425-392-1118) for a progress update. For participants in the King County/Issaquah area program, please call the Issaquah Hatchery at 425-392-1118 for more information.