fish ladder annual maintenance schedule

WHEN ARE THE BEST TIMES TO SEE SALMON?

Fish Ladder Viewing Room
Salmon Education Center 
   
Coho (Silver) - Average around 25,000 per year, peak viewing in September.  
  
   
Three species of Pacific Salmon pass through the Locks during the summer months and travel 40-50 miles upriver to spawn:
  
   
Chinook (King) - Average around 10,000 per year, peak viewing in August. 
  
   
 (See daily and annual salmon counts
  
The fish ladder system is closed, drained, inspected and repaired as needed in mid-May and closed for 2 weeks or longer, check News or call visitor center for status.
   
Sockeye (Red) - Runs have been declining but remain the largest run.  Numbers vary widely,                                                  20,000-100,00+ per year,   Peak viewing mid-June to mid-July.
  
   
Fish ladder maintenance schedules carefully coordinate with both salmon migration seasons and ship traffic.
  
   
The new Salmon Education Center,  renovated with public donations, now offers improved seating, & ventilation, plus a videowall and interactive touchscreens to learn about the life cycle of the salmon.
  
   
Dedicated August 2021