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Address: Sudden Valley, Bellingham, WA

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Beautiful drive, great dip in the summer!

Best lake in the area. Multiple spots you can park and jump in when the heat gets to you (which is only 8 days out of the year here!) but stunning vistas at evry turn. Enjoy the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Libby L
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Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Best lake in the area. Multiple spots you can park and jump in when the heat gets to you (which is only 8 days out of the year here!) but stunning vistas at evry turn. Enjoy the drive.

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Thank Libby L
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Lake Whatcom is a HUGE Lake ! ! Several miles long and VERY deep. The lake has many public and private boat launches. The water is VERY CLEAN and is the main water source for the City of Bellingham. Water ski, fish, or jet ski it has it all. Everyone must come try this Lake out ! !

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Thank jimmys299
Bellingham, Washington
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89 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had the pleasure of staying in a homeaway with a Lake Whatcom view. It's a beautiful lake, and I recommend you take a drive around it. Just cruise with the windows down if you can and take in the scenery (without crashing into a pole, please ;) )

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Thank Sarah M
Victoria, Canada
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107 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Beautiful lake. There are two exits off I-5 that you could take. We drove from one exit to the other one, and did it again with a stop at the small regional park.. The regional park has toilets and it is easy to park at.

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Thank DuncanColumbia
Sedro Woolley, Washington
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75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As the water source for a city fast approaching 100,000, the lake extends from the eastern edge of Bellingham, which sits on the Salish Sea, and extends 12 miles into the Cascade foothills. The eastern end of the lake is crowded and overbuilt, and the southern end is more rural with great views of the Cascade range to the east.... More 

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4 Thank Michael W
Vancouver, Canada
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135 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Lake Whatcom is a great place to visit your-round. Summer is obviously about boating, swimming, fishing and beaches. Spring and fall offer some great quiet kayak trips. There are some great hiking trails around parts of the lake and a great golf Course at Sudden Valley.

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Thank Christopher H
Bellingham, Washington
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What can I say. It is beautiful from the Northshore, gorgeous from the Southshore and superb from in-between. Bloedell Park is great too. The water is so peaceful and the surrounding scenery is great all year long.

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2 Thank evierm
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A very clean lake with occasional views of Mt. Baker. If you’re a WWU student be sure to rent cheap kayaks for $4 each from the Lakewood Boathouse. Definitely the best way to experience the lake!

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2 Thank Rainxx
Bellingham, Washington
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lake Whatcom is larger than it looks and the boat launch at Bloedel-Donovan Park is convenient and easily accessible - just get there early on a sunny day!

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1 Thank DebGC
Bellingham, Washington
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Plenty of free parking, Lake is cold but feels good on a hot day. Restrooms available, some snacks for sale. Lovely on a warm summer day. Forget the fall, winter and spring. Lake get choppy in the wind. Swim only at Bloedel Donavon Park. No life guards.

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