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Director:
Michael McFarlane

3373 Mount Baker Highway
Bellingham, Washington 98226
Telephone: (360) 733-2900
E-mail: parks@co.whatcom.wa.us

 
Whatcom County Parks & Recreation
Mount Baker
Contact

For more information you can contact our Parks & Recreation Main Office from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday at:

360.733.2900

Rental Facilities, Camping and Cabins -
Payment, Cancellations, and General Rules

Reservations

Camping

  • Reservations can be made starting December 1st for the following year   
  • During the peak season (04/01 – 10/31) weekend reservations must be for both Friday and Saturday night (2 night minimum and no more than 14 consecutive days)
  • Reservations can be made up to 72 hours prior to arrival
  • Payment in full is required when reservations are made
  • A non-refundable reservation fee of $11.00 is charged for each reservation site, for each set of consecutive reservations
    • ADA Sites may only be reserved with a disability placard or card.  Upon arrival at the park the placard or card must be presented to the park ranger.  The person with the qualifying placard or card must be present throughout the reservation period.

Cabins

  • Reservations can be made starting December 1st for the following year   
  • During the peak season (04/01 – 10/31)weekend reservations must be for both Friday and Saturday night (2 night minimum and no more than 14 consecutive days)
  • Reservations can be made up to 72 hours prior to arrival
  • Payment in full is required when reservation is made
  • A non-refundable reservation fee of $11.00 is charged for each reservation site, for each set of consecutive reservations
    • ADA sites may only be reserved with a disability placard or card.  Upon arrival at the park the placard or card must be presented to the park ranger.  The person with the qualifying placard or card must be present throughout the reservation period.

Shelters 

  • Reservations can be made December 1st for the year following 
  • Payment in full is required when reservation is made

Reservation No-Shows

Your camping and cabin check in time is 2:00 pm.  Your reservation will be considered a no-show if you have not arrived by 10:00 pm on your arrival date, did not cancel your reservation, or did not contact park staff to let them know of your late arrival.  Your reservation will be considered a no-show and all remaining nights will be canceled.

Cancelation
Camping

  • If you cancel your reservation 30 or more days before your arrival date the cancellation fee is 25% of your camping use fees
  • If you cancel your reservation 29 days or less the cancellation fee is 50% of your reservation fee
  • If you cancel 7 days or less the fees are non-refundable

Cabins & Shelters

  • If you cancel your reservation 30 or more days before your arrival date the cancellation fee is $25 
  • If you cancel your reservation 29 days or less the fees are non-refundable

Changing reservations
Camping

We understand that sometimes plans need to be changed.  If you need to change your reservation 7 days or more in advance we can transfer your reservation to another available date within the same calendar year, 1 time with an $11 reservation fee.  Unless there is an emergency we cannot transfer any reservations in 6 days or less.  All emergency transfers will be approved by management.

Cabins & Shelters

We understand that sometimes plans need to be changed.  If you need to change your reservation 30 days or more in advance we can transfer your reservation to another available date within the same calendar year, 1 time with an $11 reservation fee.  Unless there is an emergency we cannot transfer any reservations in 29 days or less.  All emergency transfers will be approved by management.

Whatcom County Park Cancellation

Sometimes it may be necessary for Whatcom County Parks & Recreation to cancel your reservation because due to park conditions or maintenance concerns.  If we have to cancel your reservation for any reason you will get a full refund.

Alcohol

  • The use of alcohol will require a signed alcohol agreement, a $60 alcohol use fee and may require a banquet permit from the Washington State Liquor Control Board.
  • Alcohol possession and/or consumption is restricted to the rental facility.
  • Alcohol is prohibited in the restrooms, parking lot, or outside areas.

Damage & Clean Up

  • It is the responsibility of the renter to maintain the facility in a safe and sanitary condition.
  • Remove all decorations and clean tables and floors.
  • Place trash in provided dumpster or receptacle.
  • Renters may be billed for any damages or cleaning costs if facility is not returned in the same condition.

Use & Policies

  • Renters must be supervised by an adult over 21 years of age.
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