Ballard Locks

Seattle, Washington

Just 1/2 mile from Ballard Avenue, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (or in local parlance, the Ballard Locks) are an epicenter of Seattle maritime history. They’re also a fine place to watch boats being raised as they pass from Puget Sound to Lake Washington, or salmon as they migrate up the fish ladder to their spawning ground.

Last Reviewed
June 2015


3015 54th St. N.W.
Seattle, WA