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Lake Whatcom

Sudden Valley, Bellingham, WA
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Beautiful beach and lake

The lake is quite large and had a wonderful beach nearby. You just have to watch out for all the... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2016
Seattle, Washington
Beautiful lake Whatcom

I live on the lake, so I can say that it is breathtaking in its beauty. It is a three basin lake... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2016
Bellingham, Washington
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Sudden Valley, Bellingham, WA
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

The lake is quite large and had a wonderful beach nearby. You just have to watch out for all the goose poop. I brought my dog with me and she enjoyed chasing balls in the water.

1  Thank sassywm
Reviewed May 18, 2016

I live on the lake, so I can say that it is breathtaking in its beauty. It is a three basin lake which stretches from Bellingham city limits to Skagit County in the south.

Thank Defensivetactics
Reviewed May 16, 2016

If you had to select a place to live and raise children, this would be it. There is a small beach that young children would like. There are beautiful houses with boat docks. It is a pretty area to walk around. There are clean restrooms,...More

2  Thank travelingrm
Reviewed May 16, 2016

The lake is very large and has excellent walks along the side where the railroad used to run. Easy to find parking.

Thank David U
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Big lake, but please keep it clean! Abundant access allows for pollution from many sources. Be careful, please!

Thank josanpu
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Most of the action/crowds is centered are Bloedel Donovan Park, but there are plenty of places to find to seclude yourself and chill out with a book and a snack. I end most of my long bike rides with a quick swim here, followed by...More

Thank Don N
Reviewed December 22, 2015

I might be biased because I live a stone's throw from the lake and I'm looking at it while I'm writing this, but Lake Whatcom is amazing. We've kayaked on it and you can paddle forever and not get to the end! It changes color...More

2  Thank BellinghamFunnyFarm
Reviewed December 3, 2015

Love this lake for boating! "Lake Whatcom is Washington's 4th largest freshwater lake stretching over 12 miles from end to end."

1  Thank Chele L
Reviewed August 31, 2015

Being a Western Washington University student, I used the kayak rentals and sent a day on the lake with a friend. it was a beautiful day and the water was calm. I go often.

Thank Tiahna N
Reviewed August 29, 2015

Lake Whatcom is a large lake in the Sudden Valley housing division in Bellingham. Boating is allowed and there is a small beach but it is the view that gets you. Either looking down from the hills of Sudden Valley or at shore level it...More

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David B
August 9, 2017|
Response from Martha1105 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of. Sorry :(
July 5, 2017|
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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