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Lake Whatcom

Sudden Valley, Bellingham, WA
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I truly love Lake Whatcom. It really beautiful during the fall. I love the fog setting on the lake... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charlotte S
Bellingham, Washington, United States
Beautiful Lake!

The water is cold and clear. There are multiple parks and hiking trails around it. We enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nashville, Tennessee
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Sudden Valley, Bellingham, WA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I truly love Lake Whatcom. It really beautiful during the fall. I love the fog setting on the lake. The color of the trees changing during the fall are truly dynamic

Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The water is cold and clear. There are multiple parks and hiking trails around it. We enjoyed seeing all the birds during our walks. There is also pretty good fishing.

Thank greengirl68
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful lake & wonderful drive around it. So much to see & enjoy. There are plenty of places to stop & enjoy the water including Bloedel Donovan Park

Thank Martha1105
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The "North" Whatcom Park (which is actually more like on the west side of the lake) has a terrific trail that is so private, well kept, safe, clean and flat trail that is just feet away from the lake all the miles. Surrounded by forest...More

Thank ReisenFrauOK
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Most of Sudden Valley is an open gated community and can be closed to the public unless you're a guest of someone who lives there to give you access to the boat launch and beach area. There is an off-leash dog park next to the...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We came from the south and drove around Lake Whatcom on our way to Bellingham. It was very nice and quite large as well.

Thank stone7720
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We are lucky to have friends that have a house here. We have been many times since 2009. Every time we go is better than the last. Very relaxing and not too far from the border

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The crystal waters of Lake Whatcom are worth a whole day dedicated to its wonder. Grab a boat, grab a bite, take a dip. You will not regret any of it. Washington has some of the most prestigious bodies of fresh water around.

Thank Travis H
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Miles of beautiful lake divided into three basins. First basin dedicated to swimming and kayaking. Basins one, two, and three open for kayaking, jet skiing, boating, fishing, canoes. Swimming from the shore along the perimeter of the lake. Great location to find Eagles, Coots (mud...More

Thank Love2trvlalot
Reviewed 31 October 2016

For a fall day a lot of people were out and about walking, golfing and out sailing in the lake. A little windy today but the sun was out and everyone was taking advantage of a great fall day. A huge lake and good access...More

Thank Buttercup5687
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Bloedel Donovan Park
30 reviews
6.87 km away
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6 July 2017|
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