Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

Construction of the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden (aka Ballard) 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 fresh water harbor.

Learn more at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website and the City of Seattle's website.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 1.5
  • Land Manager: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12

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