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Lake Whatcom

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Address: Sudden Valley, Bellingham, WA

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Nice Peaceful Lake

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2013
Shelley J
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English first
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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Burlington, Washington
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172 reviews 172 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Lake Whatcom has nice facilities for a number of activities and water sports. The drive around the lake is also very scenic and there are a number of places to stay overnight.

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Bellingham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Not what it used to be. They took out the Diving Platform, and too many ducks there. I think you can still swim there

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Squamish, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We almost didn't visit Whatcom State Park. The weather had been overcast and rainy, but, in recalling Trip Advisor reviews, decided to venture into the Park. Boy, were we rewarded. For me the primary attraction was Whatcom Falls. We found the falls not too far from the parking lot, so it was one of our first Park experiences. From there... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

The lake is a bit odd in that it provides all the drinking water for the town, yet allows motorboats in it, as well as houses along it. There is a public beach at one end which the kids loved jumping off the bridge into the COLD water.

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Connecticut
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97 reviews 97 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We loved the view and the drive nearby. We also ate at a restaurant on the lake and that was a treat.

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