Ballard Locks

Ballard Locks is a National Historic Site and is the busiest locks in the country. It's open 24/7 for vessels and daily from 7:00am to 9:00pm for visitors. Locals and visitors come to the locks to watch ships and boats, view migrating salmon, and to visit the information center. The Locks hosts events throughout the year. Visit the Locks in the summer for Free Summer Concerts at the Locks, Friday LOCKS TALKS, and more great events. 

The Ballard Locks runs free scheduled, hour-long public tours that start at the Visitor Center. During the high season ...

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