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Welcome to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery

125 W Sunset Way                          Spawning Season 2023 is over (scroll down)!
Issaquah WA 98027                      Hatchery hours: dawn to dusk & free admission
Directions                                          E-mail for a tour: 

This giving season, FISH is partnering with to reach like minded donors and partners. Funding will enhance and support science education & outreach. Over 13,500 school-aged kids visited the hatchery in 2023, educational tours & classroom presentations are the core of what FISH does! FISH offers engaging ways to learn in an outdoor classroom. FISH staff have highlighted five ways to support our mission.

Welcome to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery!

The miracle of the salmon cycle affects all of us! The Issaquah Salmon Hatchery welcomes over
100,000 visitors a year. Located 15 miles east of Seattle along the I90 corridor & nestled against the Cascade mountains, the hatchery raises chinook, coho and kokanee salmon. The campus is free to the public, outdoors and open from dawn until dusk all year round.  

We partner in Salmon Protection, Outreach & Education

FISH conduct educational school tours at the hatchery, provide a robust online salmon curriculum, and bring the community, organizations and local officials together to advocate on behalf of salmon in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Online Educational Opportunities for students and teachers
  • Self guided hatchery tours start at the aquarium room on the north end of the hatchery and take about 45-90 minutes.
  • The hatchery also feature a viewing bridge, life-cycle aquarium, Fish Gift shop, fish ladder, viewing windows, community rain garden, native plant garden & 34 interactive educational displays.

Latest Fish News

Spawning Statistics 2023

Chinook (King) Spawn

Spawned: 1795                                                         
Trapped: 5534                                                          
Eggs taken: 3.57 million                                       
Adults released upstream: 101                   

Coho (silver) Spawn

Spawned: 1057
Trapped: 11,000
Eggs taken: 1,065,000
Adults released upstream: 3,271
Adults released in other streams: 2624
Total released: 5,895

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