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Beautiful area ... worth the time to see

We lived in sudden valley for most of a year ... really enjoyed the drive by lake whatcom. So... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bellingham, Washington
Lake Whatcom Driving Tour

Drive over Alabama Hill to the Silver Beach area. Lake Whatcom Blvd does not circle Lake Whatcom... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Barb K
Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lived in sudden valley for most of a year ... really enjoyed the drive by lake whatcom. So worth the time to take a leisurely drive by the shoreline. Watch out for the Bambi’s ... especially early morning and dusk to night.

Thank haleyheart
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Drive over Alabama Hill to the Silver Beach area. Lake Whatcom Blvd does not circle Lake Whatcom. As you drive toward the lake be sure to look at the view. Turn left and follow Lake Whatcom Blvd along the lake to the dead end. Stop...More

Thank Barb K
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is a wonderful hike through a temperate rainforest which culminates in a beautiful view. The trail rises through a series of switchbacks, road crossings and short bridges. It's a safe solo hike, but also great for families and small groups.

2  Thank Gwen W
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Parking is limited in a few sites but there is plenty of room on the lake to enjoy. Don't miss the nice small Whatcom Falls park on the west side with longer adjacent hiking trails to explore the area.

Thank skigator
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Love a quiet walk along the North Shore of Lake Whatcom - good for biking, walking, or running - all ages accommodated and accessibility route available.

Thank E6853XCsuzannec
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Love this lake, 9 miles long and 1 mile wide, up to 360’ deep! Cold and difficult to stay in except for August. Great fishing for Kokanee, Bass and Perch. Some brown trout. Bald eagles abound. Beautiful at South end versus houses chock to block...More

2  Thank Laura S
Reviewed 31 March 2018

The lake is large and there are points along the road where you can view some of it as you drive, but there is really no easy place to stop and relax along the entire west side. Perhaps the eastern shore has some places. Much...More

3  Thank Steven I
Reviewed 5 February 2018

I live on Lake Whatcom. Spring or Summer is the best time for boating activities, although we have seen kayakers and canoeing almost year round. Weather is warmest in Mid June thru Mid September. Four stroke boat motors are not allowed. All boats must be...More

Thank 737teresam
Reviewed 4 January 2018

You can't go wrong with a trip to the lake. No matter what time of the year it is a great place to relax.

1  Thank Tina P
Reviewed 19 October 2017

As a local to Washington I was pleasantly surprised to discover Lake Whatcom, similar to Whatcom Falls Park you will fall in love with the simple beauty of nature. The lake was much larger than I thought. Nice drive, breathe in fresh air!

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9 August 2017|
Response from Martha1105 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of. Sorry :(
6 July 2017|
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Response from Love2trvlalot | Reviewed this property |
Here are the guidelines for a popular Lake Whatcom Park. Hope this helps. Bloedel Donovan Park: dogs allowed 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. year round. If wet weather results in turf damage, off leash dogs will only be allowed south of... More