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Lake Whatcom

Sudden Valley, Bellingham, WA
+1 310-343-3785
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North Shore

Love a quiet walk along the North Shore of Lake Whatcom - good for biking, walking, or running... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
E6853XCsuzannec
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Vancouver, Canada
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Love this lake, 9 miles long and 1 mile wide, up to 360’ deep! Cold and difficult to stay in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura S
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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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Sudden Valley, Bellingham, WA
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+1 310-343-3785
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love a quiet walk along the North Shore of Lake Whatcom - good for biking, walking, or running - all ages accommodated and accessibility route available.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this lake, 9 miles long and 1 mile wide, up to 360’ deep! Cold and difficult to stay in except for August. Great fishing for Kokanee, Bass and Perch. Some brown trout. Bald eagles abound. Beautiful at South end versus houses chock to block...More

2  Thank Laura S
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

The lake is large and there are points along the road where you can view some of it as you drive, but there is really no easy place to stop and relax along the entire west side. Perhaps the eastern shore has some places. Much...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

I live on Lake Whatcom. Spring or Summer is the best time for boating activities, although we have seen kayakers and canoeing almost year round. Weather is warmest in Mid June thru Mid September. Four stroke boat motors are not allowed. All boats must be...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

You can't go wrong with a trip to the lake. No matter what time of the year it is a great place to relax.

1  Thank Tina P
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

As a local to Washington I was pleasantly surprised to discover Lake Whatcom, similar to Whatcom Falls Park you will fall in love with the simple beauty of nature. The lake was much larger than I thought. Nice drive, breathe in fresh air!

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

We live about 1 mile from the lake and take the boat out every chance we get in the summer. This lake is amazing with it's nice clean water, great trail along the eastern shore, and it's huge so even if there are a lot...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

This is what I want for a house by the lake. It was clean, slept 6 people, had internet, was air conditioned, new kitchen, beautiful master bed and extension. 75 Grand View lane. Hosts- Dave and Peggy Brown. Fantastic choice of music albums :) Loved...More

Thank Angela H
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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

The scenery was beautiful! Great natural spot for a hike or a walk. The water was too cold for me to swim....however I'm a Floridian 😎

Thank Kay S
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

I truly love Lake Whatcom. It really beautiful during the fall. I love the fog setting on the lake. The color of the trees changing during the fall are truly dynamic

Thank Charlotte S
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David B
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Not that I am aware of. Sorry :(
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Response from Love2trvlalot | Reviewed this property |
Here are the guidelines for a popular Lake Whatcom Park. Hope this helps. Bloedel Donovan Park: dogs allowed 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. year round. If wet weather results in turf damage, off leash dogs will only be allowed south of... More
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