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Lake Whatcom

Sudden Valley, Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #17 of 32 Attractions in Bellingham
Type: Bodies of Water
Most recent review
- Oct 13, 2013
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English first
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Lake Whatcom is over 8 miles long and, in places, more than a 1/2 mile wide. It is the water supply for the City of Bellingham. It is surrounded by heavily forested mountains and delightful neighborhoods. There are beautiful parks, numerous trails, and good boating and fishing available. The setting is as spectacular as any Northwest lakes. Yet, its location... More

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Ritzville, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The park was really pretty. The trees offered nice shade and the lake was serene. But the beaches were rocky and dirty when you left the swimming area. The bathrooms were average but it did seem to have a nice community center. Parking was tight.

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Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

love the lake! Mountains in the backdrop. Very clean. If your lucky you might even get a chance to see an eagle. Kayaker's paradise.

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Bellingham
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

if there wasn't an over abundance of duck poo everywhere this would be a nice park, but seeing what's all over the grass pulls me away from jumping into a most likely duck poo ridden lake!!

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Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We decided to make a day trip from Vancouver BC to see what was over in the Whatcom Falls area. I don't know Bellingham very well, but our fave stops are Cornwall Park (lovely treed park with a small network of walking/biking trails, grassy picnic spots, and a couple of playgrounds) and Fairhaven (Such a cute town!). We really enjoy... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Where the weather wasnt perfect, we took advantage of a couple of hours of nice sun to visit the lake area. We really love the serenity and calm that the lake has to offer. The eagles that we spotted, the owl that we encountered, even the deer are ALWAYS a welcoming sight to take your mind off of the hectic... More

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Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Since we live on the lake...my opinions are bias. This lake is great for any kind of water sport. Best place to be on a summer day! Great view all year!

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vancouver, bc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We have friends on Lake Whatcom so we had an opportunity to visit them. The day we chose was amazing as it was sunny and the water was sparkling. We look forward to returning when the weather is warm.

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Bellingham, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Lake Whatcom is large for an inner city lake, almost 8 miles. It has 3 boat launches,which at times can get really busy but once you get out in the water, there is plenty of open space to pull kids on towables, water ski, etc. If you head down towards Sudden Valley and are in the mood for Pizza, you... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We used to rent cabins/houses, and camp along the Lake every summer, with our kids and boat. The lake is beautiful! And warm once you ease in. BUT a couple of summers ago the group of us were inside our cabin at the very south end of the lake and right where my young son had been fishing from shore... More

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