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Address: Sudden Valley, Bellingham, WA

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A great place to enjoy or take a scenic drive

This area is absolutely beautiful. While we did not swim we did drive the west and south side of the lake where we were treated to several deer crossings. There are some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2014
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Everett, Washington
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158 reviews 158 reviews
44 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lake Whatcom has something for everyone. Great boating, exploring and fishing. Very beautiful setting and unique.

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Even during the most popular days you can still find places that are not crowded when boating on Lake Whatcom. The lake is very picturesque and much larger than you might think when boating from one end to the other. Lots of recreational opportunities with public beach and swimming area, public boat launch, fishing and more.

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Valrico, Florida
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158 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This area is absolutely beautiful. While we did not swim we did drive the west and south side of the lake where we were treated to several deer crossings. There are some excellent lodges and campgrounds scattered around the lake and I can imagine how much fun it would be to get out on the water. Worth a visit.

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Santa Fe
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96 reviews 96 reviews
23 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This lake is, from what I could see, totally surrounded by private residences so I'm not sure what the point of visiting it would really be. I have also heard questions about the potability of the water.

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Tucson, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Lake Whatcom is a lovely moderate-to-large lake for taking a lakeside drive. It has microclimates which can have to you sunshine at mile one and mistly clouds at mile 5 -- you never know. It's proximity to Bellingham make it easy access.

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Carlsbad, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We had a great barbecue - some members rented equipment - kayaks etc. We brought our food and grill and fixed it outside the boat house. The shower and toilet room was nice and warm.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Lake Whatcom is a wonderful freshwater lake, accessible from the Bloedel Donovan Park - launch boats or swim.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

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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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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