Where ever you are in Bellingham, chances are that you are just around the corner from a rewarding encounter with nature. Waterfalls, snow, bridges and so many other hidden treasures are waiting for your visit! Scroll down and discover all the camping and outdoor activities waiting for you in Bellingham!

Whatcom Falls Park
It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. The picture to the right says it all for me. I can almost hear the water roar.If you still need more details, here’s what everybody else has to say about this sweet little park in Bellingham.

Lake Padden provides the best of many worlds – close to town, natural setting, plenty to do. The entrances on the north provide convenient drive-up access for horse trailers, playgrounds, picnic pavilions, swimming & fishing beaches, grassy lawns, boat launching, tennis courts, ball fields, trailheads, golf course, and even a small fishing dock. A pleasant contrast is provided by the more isolated south shore. The 2.6-mile loop around the lake provides a pleasant forest experience with occasional rock outcrops and lakeside views.
Park Hours: open everyday 6 AM – 10 PM
4882 Samish Way
Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: 360-676-6985

This beautiful little park has long, wide stretches of grass and trails right along the ocean. With fabulous views of the San Juan Islands, this is the perfect place to go for a walk, or have a picnic with friends. The trails in the park connect Fairhaven to downtown Bellingham. Located on South State Street and Bayview Drive, Boulevard Park is open every day from dawn til dusk.

While the western trail primarily offers an incredible view of the San Juans, if you visit Clark’s Point with children, you’ll find the eastern trail provides more opportunities for youngsters to explore. This short trail takes you to the Chuckanut Creek Estuary which is the North end of Chuckanut Bay. Again the railbed is a prominent feature here–it’s a World War I era causeway that creates a calm bay on its north side, dampening the effect of strong winter storms, and providing a safe haven for sea life.
Park Hours: every day dawn – dusk
Address: Southern End of Fieldston Road
Bellingham, WA 98225

Clayton Beach is part of Larrabee State Park, found just outside Bellingham along Chuckanut Drive, one of the prettiest drives in the area. It is a fairly rocky beach – a wonderful place to rock climb and study wild mussels, barnacles and baby crabs. At high tide, the sandy beach area is relatively small; this is a beach that is more enjoyable at lower tide levels, so check the tide tables before you set off.
Address: Chuckanut Drive
Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: every day 6:30 AM – Dusk

Address: 2800 Cornwall Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: Every day Dawn – Dusk

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Address: Corner of Madison and Elizabeth streets
Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: Every day Dawn-Dusk

This is a small day park down the hill from Fairhaven. Click here for complete details.
Address:200 Harris Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: Every day Dawn-Dusk

Located on top of Mt. Baker, the ski area registers more annual snowfall than any other ski area in North America. During the ski season lifts are open daily from 9AM – 4PM.

Click here for a complete description of jumps and grades. This a popular BMX dirt jump park for Bellingham teens.
Address: Puget Street just north of Lakeway
Bellingham, WA
Phone: 360-676-6985

This 16-acre park has something for everyone.
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Address: 107 Chuckanut Drive
Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: Every day Dawn-Dusk

Established in 1915 as Washington’s first state park, Larrabee is also one of the largest. There is plenty of recreation opportunities including picnicking (67 picnic sites); boating (including boat launch); fishing, clamming, crabbing (with required permits); water skiing and scuba diving. Larrabee also has an amphitheater and large fields great for frisbee or a game of football. Most people come to explore the beach, which has a rocky shoreline famous for tidepools filled with aquatic life. Vistit the official park site for complete details.
Address: 245 Chuckanut Dr.
Bellingham, WA 98227
Hours: Every day Dawn-Dusk

Address: Corner of Eldridge and Lindbergh Avenues
Bellingham, WA 98225
Park Description

Located in Bellingham, this park offers a lush green setting. There is also a fish hatchery in the park which raises and releases salmon. Salmon can be seen migrating each year in the Whatcom Creek which runs through the park.
Address: 1600 C Street
Bellingham, WA 98226
Hours: Every day Dawn – Dusk

The 39-acre site of Samish Park became the first Whatcom County park in 1968. It sits at the southeast slopes of the Chuckanut Mountains and at one time the timber industry used the lake as a log-rafting pond. Currently, this day use facility has an enclosed swimming area, a fishing dock, non-powered boat rentals, hiking trails, picnic facilities, a children’s playground and much more.
Address: 673 N. Lake Samish Drive; Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: 360-733-2362

Built during the summer of 2000, the 20,000 sq. ft. park consists of several vert ramps and banks around an 8-foot-deep bowl on one side of the park, with the other side featuring more banks, a pyramid, and a semi-snake run that connects back to the bowl area with a spine. Three quarters of the park is also bordered by a flat area with several rail, boxes and ledges. A new addition to the park is being designed by Grindline Skateparks, Inc., a skatepark construction and design firm with over 15 years experience in the field. The company said they made several changes to the design based on comments by local skaters.
Address: 1400 Puget St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: Every day 800 AM – Dusk

Zuanich Point is the site of the Fisherman’s Monument in Bellingham. Enter the park by turning up Coho Way, past Lucci’s Bayshore Pizzeria and the Squalicum Mall, thread through the fisherman’s storage and park your car next to a green park with the most fantastic views; Eldridge area homes, all of downtown Bellingham, the hills that surround town, Fairhaven, and down the San Juan Islands toward Seattle.
Address: Squalicum Harbor Road
Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: Every day Dawn – Dusk