Lake Whatcom Park

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Survey

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Enjoy views of Lake Whatcom, the surrounding hills, waterfalls, and giant old Douglas Fir trees.  Lake Whatcom Park gives visitors the opportunity to stroll by the lake and walk through a lush forest. The interpretive kiosk, located at the lakeshore, tells the story of Lake Whatcom and its significance to our community.

The newly acquired Lake Whatcom Reconveyance lands are currently in the planning and development phase. For more information visit Lake Whatcom Reconveyance Planning & Development.

Lake Whatcom Park




Located at:

3220 Northshore Road
Bellingham, WA 

Conservation & Parks Steward

Reid Parker 
Lake Whatcom Park
  1. Trails
  2. Rules
Hertz Trail
This beautiful trail sits between Stewart Mountain and Lake Whatcom. The trail begins with a gradual slope through a lush forest to the interpretive kiosk at the Lakeshore. The trail then follows the railroad grade of the Bellingham & Eastern Railway along the shores of Lake Whatcom. Enjoy views of Lake Whatcom and surrounding hills plus waterfalls and giant old Douglas Fir trees.  
Easy, 3.1 Miles one way