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“A pretty lakeside drive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Whatcom

Lake Whatcom
Sudden Valley, Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #16 of 33 Attractions in Bellingham
Type: Bodies of Water
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Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A pretty lakeside drive”
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.

Visited November 2013
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Carlsbad, California
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“Family Fun”
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.

Visited May 2014
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“Swim, boat and float!”
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.

Visited April 2014
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“A huge and beautiful local asset.”
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 uphill from the main sections of town is totally hidden from passers-through and is even invisible to an amazing number of locals. This is one of Bellingham's and Whatcom County's premier attractions!

Visited October 2013
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Ritzville, Washington
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“Nice Place”
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.

Visited September 2013
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