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Dawn to Dusk/

Free Admission


125 W. Sunset Way

Issaquah WA 98027


We are the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH). We work alongside the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, which owns and operates the hatchery. We provide on-site docent tours, interpretive exhibits and in-school presentations about the annual migration of Pacific salmon to Issaquah Creek.

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Hatchery as Outdoor Classroom

Our campus is open year-round from dawn to dusk and admission is free for a self-guided tour. Watch a film, peer into rearing pools, tour the native plant garden, and learn about the salmon life cycle with a host of interactive displays. 

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At the Core of Everything We Do

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2023 - By The Numbers


Chinook (King) Salmon

1,795 Spawned

5,534 Trapped

3,570,000 Eggs Taken

101 Adults Released Upstream 


Coho (Silver) Salmon

1,057 Spawned

11,000 Trapped

1,065,000 Eggs Taken

3,721 Adults Released Upstream

5,895 Total Released

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Education & Outreach

150,000+ Visitors & Students

400+ Education Tours

50+ Classroom Visits

40+ Science Fairs & Outreach Events

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Volunteer Hours

Over 5,000


We Love our Members

Early FISH members brought the hatchery back from the brink when it was threatened with closure in 1992. Three decades later, members continue to helps us protect the Pacific salmon that return each year to spawn in Issaquah Creek. Consider joining our community.

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