Bottled water is sold in the Visitor Center but food is normally not available. Picnic lunches are allowed and there are a number of local eating places and sources for takeaway food.
Commonly Asked Visitor Questions
A number of Tour Companies include the Locks. Other options are Seattle Metro buses or Urber.
how do I get to the locks w/o a car?
is food and drink available at the locks?
when are the boat locks closed for annual maintenance?
When is the visitor center open? CALL TO CONFIRM 206-783-7059
High Season May 1 - Sept. 30 10:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday.
Low Season Oct. 1 - Apr. 30 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Thursday thru Monday (closed for lunch 12:30-1:30pm
Free unlimited parking is available in the neighborhoods on both the North and South side of the Locks. You can walk across the Lock chambers from either side. City of Seattle metered parking is available at the North main entrance gate and is tightly patrolled. Sunday parking is free.
by the way, we love dogs (on leash)