Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery



About Us

The Issaquah hatchery is the most visited of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s hatcheries, with thousands of visitors every year. As the region grapples with change to the natural environment, FISH highlights the presence of salmon in Issaquah Creek to cultivate a sense of wonder about these remarkable fish.

We strive to tell the story of salmon here in such a way that fosters a natural, life-long commitment to their wellbeing.

“FISH champions the annual miracle of salmon in our fragile environment.” — FISH Mission


A group visits FISH for a tour led by volunteer docents.
A returning salmon jumps over the weir.
FISH Volunteers, David, Lawrence and Larry (Left to Right).
Watershed Science Center Rental Facility