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Whatcom Falls Park

1401 Electric Ave, Bellingham, Washington 98225 USA

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Opens Tue 6a
  • Independent
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  • Outdoor
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“Nature in Bellingham, WA”

Hours 6:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Directions Whatcom Falls Park is located at 1401 Electric Avenue in the Whatcom Falls Neighborhood.  There are two entrances to Whatcom Falls Park.  To access the sports field and upper playground, use the entrance at 1401 Electric Ave.  To access the picnic shelters, fish hatchery, lower playground, creek bridge and derby pond, use the entrance on Silver Beach Road off Lakeway Drive.

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  • 9 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
22 August 2014
Rated 5.0

We loved this park, would definitely go back. The falls are gorgeous. Be sure to find the huge swimming hole where adventurous kids were jumping off 20 foot rocks.

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27 July 2014

Beautiful little park, with charming bridge built by the federal government.

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Lesli Peterson

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27 March 2023
Rated 5.0

Something that you cannot miss while visiting Bellingham is Whatcom Falls Park. It is the most popular tourist destination in town. Covering more than 241 acres, the park later turned into a community.

We were mesmerized by the stunning beauty of woodlands, waterfalls, and extraordinary scenery found here. An old stone bridge, that is now covered with moss, grabs all the attention when you enter the park. Once inside the park, you will find plenty of spots to take pictures for your Instagram fam.

From hiking trails and fish hatchery to BBQ grills and Whatcom Creek, this park offers everything.

We think a visit here is one of the best things to do in Bellingham!

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25 April 2021
Rated 5.0

If you ever get to Bellingham you have to check out Whatcom Falls Park. Great area to forest bathe.

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28 August 2016
Rated 5.0

Beautiful destination. Absolutely wonderful

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03 August 2016
Rated 5.0

Whatcom Falls is a restorative place to stretch your legs and lose yourself in nature. You can either walk across the stone bridge (a WPA project - beautiful in itself), or you can find one of the lesser footpaths to walk down to the base of the falls. From there, you can trek your way under the bridge for both a look up at the falls or down the river. There's also a water chute that made me think of how fun it would be to use it as s slide down into the river.

It's an easy five-minute drive off of I-5 if you're heading from Seattle to Vancouver.

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26 February 2015
Rated 5.0

We love the tranquility that covers this park. I can bring my family here over and over again.

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Whatcom Falls Park

1401 Electric Ave
Bellingham, Washington
98225 USA
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  • Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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