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Whatcom Falls Park, Bellingham

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Historic Walking Area Wildlife Area
Find yourself surrounded by stunning greenery and waterfalls among the 97 hectares (240 acres) of Whatcom Falls Park. Many miles of walking trails guide visitors over moss- and fern-covered stone bridges and past bubbling creeks. You can enjoy the fishing pond, tennis courts, athletic fields, and playgrounds on offer in this lush haven. Indulge your inner daredevil at Whirlpool Falls, where a 9.1 m (30 ft) drop sends divers plunging into the whirlpool below. Explore the fish hatchery, or settle in at one of the picnic tables for a barbeque meal and peaceful retreat. Make Whatcom Falls Park a centerpiece of your Bellingham vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bellingham tour planner.
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  • I visited here on a Monday morning, hoping to avoid the crowds some people had complained about. I did avoid families and college kids, but the very sweet senior citizens were out in full force. The b...  more »
  • Spent a couple of hours walking the trails, taking photos and sitting beside the creek. Saw some people swimming near the smaller falls. Looked at the fish hatchery on the way out too. Trails are dirt...  more »
  • On a sunny day in Bellingham, we visited Whatcom Falls Park. A short hike through the woods brought us to the beautiful falls. It is so soothing to hear the rushing water through the canopy of the for...  more »
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  • There is a stream that runs through the park and there are trails around this stream. The stream becomes small waterfalls at times, which are really nice. There is a stroller/wheelchair accessible path as well, but that's only a part of the trail. Very nice park to spend the afternoon on a sunny day. Enough place for kids/pets to run around and play. Good toilet facilities as well.
  • It's always a blessing to see a waterfall. This one is short in length as compared to others that I have seen, but still quite majestic. There's a lovely bridge between the waterfall and a not-so- sliding- friendly water slide. The park is very romantic, and easily accessible from the parking lot. I kind of wish it was more of a pursuit to get to the fall, but that's not a deal breaker. To top it off though, as we were leaving, a lovely dear stared us down across the parking lot, and another was running and playing behind what I believe was the park's public restrooms. Pretty cool!
  • One of Bellingham's many treasures. In addition to the falls, there is space for playing, picnics, multiple trails, pond, two playgrounds, basketball court, tennis court, a new bike park, multiple restrooms! A perfect place for the whole family to spend a day, and it's free! Also, the trails through the woods are cool on the hottest days! There's too much to do for just one visit!
  • Can be quite busy on the trails, and getting a nice photo on the bridge is tough with the huge number of people coming through. Otherwise the stroll along the riverside is very peaceful. And the parking is free.
  • Great hike around the falls. Amazing bridge and beautiful nature trail. Would recommend for all ages for a nice day out.