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?
hours for visitor center/museum/gift shop? 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. You can walk across the Lock chambers from either side. City of Seattle metered parking is available at the North main entrance. Sunday parking is free.
by the way, we love dogs (on leash)
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE? YES!...check with visitor center for specifics