Our 16,000 acres of natural lands encompasses ocean beaches to mountain peaks. You’ll find challenging mountain bike and hiking trails as well as playgrounds and historic sites. You can rent a small picnic area or a full featured event facility.
Each year we strive to improve our recreational offerings by building new trails, improving campgrounds and facilities, and maintaining Parks properties throughout the system.
Whatcom County Parks is beginning the process of updating the Comprehensive Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan (CPROS). Updated every 6 years, this plan helps guide priorities and planning, with community input an essential component.
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What about an accessible or kid friendly trail?
Lake Whatcom Park - Hertz Trail
Where can I get a map?
Click Here for printable pdf’s or geo-enabled interactive maps for each Whatcom County Park
The Bellingham Visitor and Information Center has free brochures and maps for city, county, state and national parks.
The goal of the Parks and Recreation Department is to enrich the quality of life for the community and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the County through provision of outstanding parks and trails, open space and natural areas, as well as recreational activities and Senior Services.