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Whatcom Falls Park

1401 Electric Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
360 778 7000
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Ranked #1 of 31 attractions in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Playgrounds, Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Hiking Trails, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: Whatcom Falls park is situated around Whatcom creek, which drains Lake Whatcom down to Bellingham Bay. The creek runs through different phases... more »
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had a very pleasant short walk to the first bridge overlooking a lovely waterfall. As a photographer, I thought the bridge was as photo-worthy as the waterfall! A series of short walks and longer ones, and friendly people along the trail.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The falls are truly lovely. There are different sized falls along the trail, most of which contain areas where people can swim. The water is clean and cool, feels nice during the summer. It does get busy but the locals and tourists who go there share the space and are really friendly and aware of others who want to get... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Well maintained trails with a swimming spot and easy accessibility. They also have a fish hatchery which is kinda fun to visit. Be careful of the falls when the water is high.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We've seen a lot in Bellingham and were looking for something more on a hot summer day. Whatcom waterfall park was just perfect. The waterfalls and flowing water made it an almost spa like experience as we relaxed and dipped our feet in. The old bridge is so romantic. We would definitely visit again as time did not permit us... More

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Valrico, Florida
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133 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We visited the park on our way out to Lake Whatcom. It was a very enjoyable experience. There are ample trails and locations for picnics. We enjoyed the walk out across the old bridge to view the falls and eventually made our way up and around the trails to walk out on the rocks overlooking the falls. The parks seemed... More

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Seattle
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was our 2nd visit to this park. We remembered how pretty the waterfalls were and the many walking paths available. The park has an area with a fish hatchery and a pond. There's no fee for parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Perfect spot for a picnic and a little hike. Falls were pretty. Beware of people letting dogs off leash, though.

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Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you are tired of the boring and busy city life, Whatcom Falls Park definitely will be a good place to chill out. Within this park, you can hike on the trails, sit on the ground, or even swim in the water.

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Everett, Washington
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112 reviews 112 reviews
14 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

While in Bellingham, we decided to find a nice place to take a walk with our dog. We were told about this park and off we went. WOW - what a beautiful park. Lots of activities for everyone. Bike trails, walking trails - unique brick bridge build by the WPA in the 1930s. We walked a couple of trails and... More

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SANTA ANA
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Beautiful park just minutes from everything. It's a not miss if you are in the Bellingham area. Amazing waterfall and old stone bridge. Don't take it's beauty as it were a water park, it's not, it's rushing water and unforgiving. Enjoy it from the bridge and be safe.

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