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Lake Padden Park

Open Now: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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A Bundle of Joy

Explore and enjoy this huge bundle of joy full of beauty, serenity and tranquility by the lake and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bellingham, Washington
The Perfect Walking Loop!

Okay this is just the perfect place for all ages. There are 3 entrances. I like the 3rd one which... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bellingham, Washington
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This 900 acre park offers several miles of walking and biking trails.
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4882 South Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98229-3444
+1 360-778-7000
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Explore and enjoy this huge bundle of joy full of beauty, serenity and tranquility by the lake and into the woods on a bike, jogging or walking. Swim with the ducks, go fishing, take your boat or canoe, play tennis, golf, basketball…relax with family, friends...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TarvinderTanya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay this is just the perfect place for all ages. There are 3 entrances. I like the 3rd one which also enters the Gold Course Area. It takes you to the better playground and a great start to walking the loop (go right first, it's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Waiza007
Reviewed 26 January 2019

I don't really know how to rate parks. I've been here a few times as we have stopped on our way to Vancouver BC or else when going south. There are quite a few trails - some paved some just natural through the woods around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Jammu2
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Lake Padden is a hidden gem just south of Bellingham on "the old 99" (or Samish Way, as it's known in town.) The Lake is protected from development and the entire lake is a park. There is a trail around the lake popular with walkers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CloudGirls
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Great place to catch trout whether on a dock or boat. Brought my boys here and they've had a great time. Good place to swim and kayak in the summer.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Angelo T
Reviewed 10 December 2018

We parked at the west end, and walked to the east end (ball fields, bathroom, dog parks there). The path was impeccably groomed, and the terrain was level. We didn’t complete the whole loop around the lake because it was getting dark pretty fast, so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shelleyc660
Reviewed 14 November 2018

I've visited Lake Padden several times. Wonderful trail around a gorgeous lake. Picnic areas, recreation etc. The problem now is that swimming is not permitted because of the New Zealand Mud Snail infesting the lake. I guess that's bad. Still, all the times I've visited...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bob I
Reviewed 5 November 2018

most beautiful park! you can go on the lake to go fishing but no motor boats allowed. great place to kayack. there is a dog park there, tennis court! fishing of the shore or docs there. a beautiful trail around the whole lake. basetball courts....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sexywolfeyes76
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I was visiting and found based on my AirB&B's recommendation. I went my first morning sending pictures to my family so that they would be jealous! :) The hike around the lake is about 2.9 miles, fairly flat and breath-takingly beautiful! I took my daughter...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jay P
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Living in Bellingham all my life, I have seen many changes. The Lake Padden Park has not been a lake that's been there 'forever.' Pssssttt….it's man-made. Yep, not a natural lake but the trees and greenery are pretty real. No matter what the season, there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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8 August 2018|
Response from tuppy2009 | Reviewed this property |
I am sure there are outlets that you can use, Most devices used to inflate have a twelve volt adapter with them, for future convenience I would suggest you find out if yours has one you can use. Lake Padden is perfect for... More