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Address: Sudden Valley, Bellingham, WA
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Fun lake for water sports

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

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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Berwyn, Canada
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Beautiful lake. There are two exits off I-5 that you could take. We drove from one exit to the other one, and did it again with a stop at the small regional park.. The regional park has toilets and it is easy to park at.

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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As the water source for a city fast approaching 100,000, the lake extends from the eastern edge of Bellingham, which sits on the Salish Sea, and extends 12 miles into the Cascade foothills. The eastern end of the lake is crowded and overbuilt, and the southern end is more rural with great views of the Cascade range to the east.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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113 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Lake Whatcom is a great place to visit your-round. Summer is obviously about boating, swimming, fishing and beaches. Spring and fall offer some great quiet kayak trips. There are some great hiking trails around parts of the lake and a great golf Course at Sudden Valley.

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What can I say. It is beautiful from the Northshore, gorgeous from the Southshore and superb from in-between. Bloedell Park is great too. The water is so peaceful and the surrounding scenery is great all year long.

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