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Address: Sudden Valley, Bellingham, WA

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Lake Whatcom

We came from the south and drove around Lake Whatcom on our way to Bellingham. It was very nice and quite large as well.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Salem, Oregon
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most of Sudden Valley is an open gated community and can be closed to the public unless you're a guest of someone who lives there to give you access to the boat launch and beach area. There is an off-leash dog park next to the lake, canoe rentals in the summer. The picnic area not well-kept and there is goose... More 

Thank Heather W
Salem, Oregon
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came from the south and drove around Lake Whatcom on our way to Bellingham. It was very nice and quite large as well.

Thank stone7720
Delta, Canada
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We are lucky to have friends that have a house here. We have been many times since 2009. Every time we go is better than the last. Very relaxing and not too far from the border

Thank Mike S
Wichita Falls, Texas
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The crystal waters of Lake Whatcom are worth a whole day dedicated to its wonder. Grab a boat, grab a bite, take a dip. You will not regret any of it. Washington has some of the most prestigious bodies of fresh water around.

Thank Travis H
Bellingham, Washington
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Miles of beautiful lake divided into three basins. First basin dedicated to swimming and kayaking. Basins one, two, and three open for kayaking, jet skiing, boating, fishing, canoes. Swimming from the shore along the perimeter of the lake. Great location to find Eagles, Coots (mud hens), comorands, gulls, ducks, blue herons, meganzers, buffleheads, and many more birds.

Thank Love2trvlalot
Maple Ridge, Canada
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425 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

For a fall day a lot of people were out and about walking, golfing and out sailing in the lake. A little windy today but the sun was out and everyone was taking advantage of a great fall day. A huge lake and good access to enjoy yourself

Thank Buttercup5687
Kathmandu, Nepal
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321 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Huge lake, helps to have your own transport to get to/from lake from town. Free parking, no admission fees. Miles long........plenty of walking opportunities on safe trails.

Thank SquashAddict
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the beach at Lake Whatcom. We drove around a portion of the lake and loved the scenery. Homes are very pretty and the lake is enormous.

Thank Becky B
Port Moody, Canada
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319 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The lake provides a lovely setting for a ride or drive in a mobile cage along its shore. Not typical of mountain lakes in shape and that is refreshing.

Thank bryanharnett
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

My husband and I are middle aged, novice bike riders but we rented bikes in Bellingham, stuffed the in the back of our SUV and drove out to the trail at Whatscom Lake (the Hertz trail, I think it is, at the end of the road). It was relatively flat -- a few small hills but no many -- and... More 

Thank Donna J

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