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Michael McFarlane

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Headquarters
3373 Mount Baker Highway
Bellingham, Washington 98226
Telephone: (360) 733-2900

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation

Stimpson Family Nature Reserve

Stimpson Family Nature Reserve

The Stimpson Family Nature Reserve offers over 4 miles of hiking trails through a beautiful forest setting. The forest is largely undisturbed and displays characteristics of an old-growth forest, including Douglas fir trees over 400 years old, a wide diversity of tree species, snags and decaying logs, and a complex architecture of canopy, understory, shrub layer, and tapestry of the forest floor. Two ponds and additional wetland areas support a wide variety of plants and animals, including beaver. Deer, cougar, and smaller mammals frequent the park. Come enjoy:

  • Scenic Views
  • View Wildlife
Stimpson Family Nature Reserve
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For more information you can contact our Parks & Recreation Main Office from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday at:
Lead Ranger:  
Phone: 360.384.3444
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

From I-5 take the Lakeway Drive exit (253) and turn east. Follow Lakeway Drive east for 3.4 miles to Lake Louise Road. Turn right and continue 1.6 miles to the parking lot on your left.

Map to the Park pdf

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