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Rainbow Trout under a Walking Bridge

I think that Lake Whatcom is one of the most beautiful lakes in the United States that is... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
Sylvan Lake, Michigan
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 22 October 2018
Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

I think that Lake Whatcom is one of the most beautiful lakes in the United States that is accessible and at the same time that can feel secluded. I live in Michigan so I know my share of fresh water lakes! There is a maintained...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank L1836TZlauras
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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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