AAA Editor Notes
Lower Granite Lock and Dam is 27 mi. w. of Pullman on SR 194 to Lower Granite Dam Rd. The visitor center, accessible by driving across the dam, features displays and videos about the dam and local natural history. A fish viewing room has windows that allow an up-close look into the fish ladder where salmon and steelhead trout migrate upstream.
Guided 60- to 90-minute tours of the powerhouse and fish ladder are offered.
Note: No open-toed shoes or loose-fitting clothing permitted on tours. No cameras or camera-enabled cellphones allowed in secure areas. The road crossing the dam is subject to periodic closure; a photo ID and proof of vehicle insurance is required to cross.
Guided tours are available. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.