Whatcom Falls Park, Bellingham

4.7
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. By using our Bellingham holiday maker , you can arrange your visit to Whatcom Falls Park and other attractions in Bellingham.
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  • October 3, 2017
    This is a lovely place to take an easy-paced walk. The trails are mostly flat and shady, and part of the way goes right along the water. No admission fee and free parking.  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Just a short walk from the parking lot and worth the walk! Be sure to take your camera with you. Easy access.  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    My husband and I came to see the Falls and decided to hike one of the trails there. There were so many kids having fun in the water and it was fun to see so many kids and families enjoying the gorgeou...  more »
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  • June 28, 2017
    Whatcom Falls Park has a great variety of activities! Miles of gentle trails to walk and run; easy enough for a jogging stroller. A Derby pond where you can fish and feed ducks. Playgrounds for toddlers and big kids. By the big playground there are also tennis courts, a basketball court, and a brand new bike track. And of course, there are many waterfalls along the creek!
  • June 27, 2017
    This is a beautiful area and a must see if you're visiting Bellingham. The falls was beautiful and there were so many trails to explore. Even though there is no supervised swimming, there were a lot of places that you could put your feet and (and a lot of people were actually swimming) so on a warm day, plan on getting a little wet! The main waterfall is just down from the parking lot so you don't have to hike to see that. There's also picnic tables and a small playground next to the parking lot.
  • May 23, 2017
    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.
  • March 15, 2017
    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!
  • June 24, 2017
    Whatcom falls are absolutely beautiful. There are few spots you can actually get in the water too. Lots of fun on a sunny day.

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