I am a Seattle native and this is one of the places I always show to visitors. The locks themselves are fascinating, as is the Visitor’s Center. The park is lovely, and best part- it is all free! Of course, Ballard, where the Locks are...More
About Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
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The Hiram M Chittenden Locks (sometimes called the Ballard Locks) are a set of locks on the west end of Salmon Bay in Seattle. The locks were built about 1915 and are located six miles northwest of downtown Seattle in the trendy Ballard neighborhood. There...More
Originally visited in August when all sorts of salmon were running . This winter experience was more serene in the solitude of the Seattle drizzle. Walked the gardens without having to step over pick nicking crowds. Saw the large lock fill in with two boats...More
We went through the locks on our Argosy cruise. They're big locks and we heard about how and when they were built. They take you from one side to the other. Not sure what else to say. May be more interesting if you've never experienced...More
We walked from the Troll to Rays and this was our favorite stop. The commingling of ships and boats was amazing. Watching the kids around the locks was entertaining.
My family visited Ballard locks during winter. Luckily it was not rainy but still chilly. Watching boats passing the locks was impressive. The Fish ladder and botanical gardens were along with the locks and all were free. Only parking fee was needed.
This is a very experience and worth a side trip. We saw several pleasure boats pass through the locks. Saw trout and other fish navigating the locks and met some awesome people.
I had heard about the sophisticated system of waterways and locks of Seattle. I was passing by anyways so I decided to make a brief stop and see it for myself what it was like. It so happened that a leisure boat was waiting to...More
It is worth to go and see how the canal works. When I went last month, there is nothing to see about fish ladder because of not the season. Go around summer!