For lovers of sports and the outdoors, Whatcom County has an amazing list of choices available to residents and visitors. Not only does Whatcom County offer unlimited outdoor venues including lakes, streams, and parks, but activities range from hiking to kayaking to skiing. If an activity can be done outdoors, it can be done in Whatcom County. Because of the extensive offering of activities and locations, this list represents only a portion of the many outdoor opportunities.
The Cedars RV Resort
6335 Portal Way, Ferndale, (360) 384-2622.
Hidden Village RV Park & Campground
7062 Guide Meridian, Lynden, (360) 398-1041.
Windmill Inn Motel & RV Park
8022 Guide Meridian Road, Lynden, (360) 354-3424.
990 S. Lake Whatcom Blvd., Bellingham, (360) 595-2311.
Baker’s Edge Golf Course, nine-hole, year-round course with mountain views.
8225 Kendall Road, Maple Falls, (360) 599-2416.
Bellingham Country Club, private golf course for members only.
3729 Meridian Street, Bellingham, (360) 733-3450.
Birch Bay Village Golf Course, private golf course for members only.
8169 Cowichan Road, Blaine, (360) 371-2026.
Birch Bay Golf Club, 18-hole, waterfront, executive course.
7878 Birch Bay Drive, Blaine, (360) 371-7933.
Dakota Golf & Country, well-maintained year-round course with scenic views.
3258 Haynie Road, Custer, (360) 366-3131.
Eaglemont Golf Course, mountain views.
4127 Eaglemont Drive, Mt. Vernon, (360) 424-0800.
Evergreen Golf Course
413 E. Main, Everson, (360) 966-5417.
Grandview Golf Course, intermediate 18-hole course with multiple water holes.
7738 Portal Way, Custer, (360) 366-3947.
Homestead Farms Golf Resort, residential, links-style course.
115 E. Homestead Blvd., Lynden, (360) 354-1196.
Loomis Trail Golf Course
4342 Loomis Trail, Blaine, (360) 332-8138.
New World Golf Center, par 3 golf course with driving range.
5022 Guide Meridian, Bellingham, (360) 398-1362.
North Bellingham Golf Course, 18-hole championship, Scottish links-style course.
205 W. Smith Road, Bellingham, (360) 398-8300.
Olsen Riverside Golf Course, quick, par-36, nine-hole course.
5799 Riverside Road, Ferndale, (360) 384-4116.
Lake Padden Municipal Golf Course, forested, rural course.
4882 Samish Way, Bellingham, (360) 738-7400.
Raspberry Ridge, nine-hole course.
6827 Hannegan Road, Everson, (360) 354-3029.
Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club, beautiful Arnold-Palmer 18-hole executive golf course.
8720 Semiahmoo Pkwy., Blaine, (360) 371-7005.
Shuksan Golf Club, challenging 18-hole course, one of Golf Digest’s four star “places to play.”
1500 E. Axton Road, Bellingham, (360) 398-8888.
Sudden Valley Golf & Country Club, lush 18-hole course with views of Lake Whatcom.
2145 Lake Whatcom Blvd., Bellingham, (360) 734-6435.
Birch Bay State Park, on Birch Bay with access to the beach.
(360) 902-8844 for info.; (888) 226-7688 for reservations.
Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Street, Bellingham
Bloedel Donovan Park is a lakeside park on Lake Whatcom featuring a boat launch, outdoor basketball court, outdoor volleyball court, picnic tables, playground, off leash dog area and walking trails.
Boulevard Park, lush park lining the shores of Bellingham Bay.
Between Fairhaven and Bellingham Bay on Forest, (360) 733-2900.
This waterfront park on Bellingham Bay features walking trails, Taylor Dock, playground, picnic tables, a coffee shop and a bay view.
Fairhaven Park, 107 Chuckanut Drive, Bellingham
A 16-acre recreational reserve located just outside of the Historic Fairhaven District featuring picnic shelters, tennis courts, playground,, multi-purpose field, and creekside walking trails.
Hovander Homestead Park, historic park on the Nooksack River.
5299 Neilsen Avenue, Ferndale, (360) 384-3444
Interurban Trail, well-groomed trail from Fairhaven to Chuckanut Mountain.
Trailheads on Old Fairhaven Parkway and 20th Street, (360) 733-2900.
Lake Padden Park, swimming, picnicking, hiking and kayaking.
Samish Way, Bellingham, (360) 733-2900.
Larrabee State Bark, 245 Chuckanut Drive, Bellingham
2,683 acre park from Chuckanut Bay to Chuckanut Mountain with a variety of non-motorized, multiple use trails winding through the park.
(360) 902-8844 for info.; (888) 226-7688 for reservations
Lighthouse Marine County Park, park with boat launch.
Lynden City Park, 8460 Depot Road, Lynden
The 10-acre Lynden City Park is located beside Fishtrap Creek and is home of the Million Smiles Playground which features over 25 different activities and spans 22,000 square feet.
North Lake Whatcom Trail, six-mile round trip parallel to Lake Whatcom.
Northshore Drive, Lake Whatcom, (360) 733-2900.
Peace Arch State Park, 19 A Street, Blaine
20-acre day-use park celebrating peace.
I-5 International Border crossing between Blaine and Canada.
Pioneer Park, original log cabins on display.
2002 Cherry Street, Ferndale, (360) 384-0792.
Silver Lake County Park, campsites, cabins, boat rentals.
North of Maple Falls on Mt. Baker Highway, (360) 399-2776.
Tennant Lake Interpretive Center and Fragrance Garden
5236 Neilsen Avenue, Ferndale, (360) 733-2900.
U.S. Forest Service Parks - Douglas Fir and Silver Fir Parks on Mt. Baker Highway
(360) 856-5700 for info.; (877) 444-6777 for reservations.
Whatcom County Parks Department, for complete parks info.
Whatcom Falls Park, 241-acre city park with walking trails, waterfalls, playground, etc.
Entrance on Electric Avenue, (360) 733-2900.
Mt. Baker Ski Area, 60 miles east of Bellingham on Hwy. 542, (360) 734-6711 or (360) 671-0211 (snow report).
The ski area is open from mid-November through April, the earliest snow in Washington . It has 38 trails and eight chairlifts, and is perfect for snowshoeing, snowboarding, and downhill and cross-country skiing.
Arne Hanna Aquatic Center
1114 Potter Street, Bellingham, (360) 647-7665. http://www.cob.org/parks/aqua/
1732 Iowa Street, Bellingham, (360) 527-1035. http://ww.bellinghambells.com/index.html
Lynden, (360) 354-6717.
Chuckanut Bay Athletic Association
Bellingham, (360) 676-2479. http://www.chuckanutrugby.com
1225 Civic Field, Way, Bellingham, (360) 676-6976.
Joe Martin Field
Potter & Orleans, Bellingham.
Northwest Avalanche Football
Bellingham, (360) 756-5230. http://www.northwestavalanche.com/home
1225 Civic Field Way, Bellingham, (360) 733-9999. http://www.sportsplex.com/
Tosco Sports Complex
5490 Ferndale Road, Ferndale, (360) 384-0792.
Bellingham Tennis Club (private), 800 McKenzie Avenue, Bellingham, (360) 733-5050.
Sunrise Swim and Racquet Club, 2121 Birch Circle, Bellingham, WA 98229.
Cornwall Park - Middle Entrance
Whatcom Falls Park - Upper
Lake Padden - West Entrance
Box Berry Farm
6211 Northwest Road, Ferndale, (360) 384-4806
Mount Baker Vineyards
4298 Mount Baker Hwy., Everson (360) 592-2300
Shawmanee Charters - charters and sunset cruises
(360) 734-9849, http://www.bellinghamsailing.com
Victoria - San Juan Cruises
(360) 738-8099, www.whales.com
Whale Watching - Island Mariner Cruises
5 Harbor Loop, Bellingham, (360) 734-8866 or (877-734-8866), http://www.orcawatch.com
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