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Address: Sudden Valley, Bellingham, WA
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Beautiful lake!

I might be biased because I live a stone's throw from the lake and I'm looking at it while I'm writing this, but Lake Whatcom is amazing. We've kayaked on it and you can paddle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
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Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I might be biased because I live a stone's throw from the lake and I'm looking at it while I'm writing this, but Lake Whatcom is amazing. We've kayaked on it and you can paddle forever and not get to the end! It changes color depending on the sky and is so picturesque with the snowy mountains in the background.... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Love this lake for boating! "Lake Whatcom is Washington's 4th largest freshwater lake stretching over 12 miles from end to end."

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Thank Chele L
Bellingham, Washington
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Being a Western Washington University student, I used the kayak rentals and sent a day on the lake with a friend. it was a beautiful day and the water was calm. I go often.

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Thank Tiahna N
south jersey
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116 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Lake Whatcom is a large lake in the Sudden Valley housing division in Bellingham. Boating is allowed and there is a small beach but it is the view that gets you. Either looking down from the hills of Sudden Valley or at shore level it is a sight for sore eyes

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Thank genelieb1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had a large family picnic at Silver Beach (private) right on the lake. Very large lake with public beach and launch. Note: If you are launching any type of water craft, including a Kayak, you MUST have an inspection! The inspection location is at the public launch from 5 AM to 9PM and cost is $10. This is for... More 

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Thank Explorer1904
Berwyn, Canada
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This lake is a beautiful lake to tour on. Also great for waterskiing. I am not a swimmer so lazing in the boat and checking out the beautiful views around are great. Have gone to north end and picnicked as well as lazed on a floaty.

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Thank Bambi5858
Vancouver, Canada
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92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

We love coming here. The water is nice to swim in, clean, the lake is safe, and there are a lot of families, a lot of Canadians too. Everyone is super friendly. Reserve a cabin well in advance. If you need to do a stay cation, this is the place. And with nexus, it takes no time to cross the... More 

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Thank Shabnam J
Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Best lake in the area. Multiple spots you can park and jump in when the heat gets to you (which is only 8 days out of the year here!) but stunning vistas at evry turn. Enjoy the drive.

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Thank Libby L
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Lake Whatcom is a HUGE Lake ! ! Several miles long and VERY deep. The lake has many public and private boat launches. The water is VERY CLEAN and is the main water source for the City of Bellingham. Water ski, fish, or jet ski it has it all. Everyone must come try this Lake out ! !

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Thank jimmys299
Bellingham, Washington
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81 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had the pleasure of staying in a homeaway with a Lake Whatcom view. It's a beautiful lake, and I recommend you take a drive around it. Just cruise with the windows down if you can and take in the scenery (without crashing into a pole, please ;) )

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