Ballard Locks

Construction of the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks was completed in 1917 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Connecting the waters of Lake Washington, Lake Union, and Salmon Bay to the tidal waters of Puget Sound, the canal and locks allow recreational and commercial vessels to travel to the docks and warehouses of Seattle's busy freshwater harbor.

Ballard Locks is one of Seattle's most popular tourist attractions, especially during the sunny months. The grounds also feature a fish ladder and the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden, one of the most beautiful park settings in Seattle.

Photo via US Army Corps of Engineers


Phone: (206) 780-2500

Address: 3015 NW 54th St, Seattle, Wa 98107

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