The Salmon have all passed through the Locks for the 2017 season, but if you want to see them spawning check out the Cedar River Salmon Journey Events:

See spawning salmon at one or all four locations along the Cedar River in the Renton and Maple Valley areas on:

October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29, 11am–4pm.

Viewing Sites include:

The Renton Library

Cedar River Park (behind the Renton Community Center)

Cavanaugh Pond

and Landsburg Park and Dam.

This is a free event and there will be naturalists and volunteers on site to provide interpretation.  For more information, contact the Seattle Aquarium at 206-792-5851 or click on the map to go to their website.

November 5-18 +   Large Lock Annual Maintenance

Each year in mid-November, the large lock chambers are emptied to allow annual maintenance and repairs.   It is very interesting to see just how large the lock chamber is, how it works, and the amount of sea life (including lots of barnacles) that accumulates during the year.

VIP tours are availble for an inside look but availability is limited.  Note, you must be 18 years or older and there is no wheel chair access.

100 lb. Sturgeon Rescued in 2016