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Whatcom Falls Park, Bellingham

(4.8/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The falls are close the the parking and there are some great trails just beyond the falls. Park gets pretty crowded on nice days.  more »
  • We made a stop here to stretch our legs and got to enjoy the trails and small falls. Very pretty area - lots of dogs and walkers!  more »
  • This is an old Bellingham park with lots of charm. The waterfall observed from the historic bridge is not to be missed ! Then there's the old fish hatchery, and the well maintained trails. Plenty of p...  more »
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  • We just drove up Bellingham on a weekend. And had no idea where to actually go in Bellingham 😉. Google showed us whatcom falls and we were right there.we could here the waters from our parking lot. This is a very beautiful place , not too far from city. Best way to get lost in the middle of nature. Hiking, biking, fishing, also they have fish hatcheries. Few picnic tables, restroom are available.
  • Love this place, great for a walk/run around this local trail. Wonderful place for all ages. Dog and kid friendly. This place has two playgrounds, an outdoor tennis court, and basketball court.
  • One of my favorite city parks in Bellingham, and possibly in the state. Paved, easy-to-access waterfall, which is fun to watch as the seasons change. No problem for the older and younger family members, or those with special needs. Lots of gravel trails and people walking their dogs. Basketball courts, play areas for the kids, and a youth fishing pond. Relaxing atmosphere all around. Used to visit this park almost daily to walk my dog before moving from the area.
  • Very pretty scenery, nice walking trails. Just needs a good cleanup from the crap visitors have left behind.
  • Very nice forest trails inside the city limits. There are beautiful waterfalls and ponds as well as playgrounds and a fish hatchery. Great for running or walks with the family. Usually a bit crowded but sometimes you'll come across deer coming out to visit the park themselves.