Free tours of Baker River Hydroelectric Project
Learn how the Baker Dam is more than just a source of energy
BELLEVUE, Wash. (6/22/2018) Have you ever wondered how dams work to produce clean, renewable energy? If so, you’ll want to make a reservation to take one of the free tours of the Baker River Hydroelectric Project.
This facility is Puget Sound Energy’s largest hydropower operation, located near the town of Concrete in Skagit County.
On Saturday, July 14, PSE is offering three-hour tours to the public. There’s limited availability and reservations are required.
The buses depart from the Concrete Public Schools building at 7830 S. Superior Avenue at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Tour stops include:
- Baker River Visitor Center where you get an overview of the project
- Overlook of Lower Baker Dam and powerhouse
- PSE’s upstream fish trap (adult fish)
- Upper Baker Dam and floating surface collector (juvenile fish)
- Baker River fish hatchery and sockeye spawning beds
For reservations, call 360-766-5656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the facility and the Baker River valley, visit the PSE website .
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Buses are not wheelchair-accessible; tour participants with limited mobility are encouraged to bring a friend or relative to assist getting on and off of the bus.