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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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Nice quiet lake and trails close to town

No motor boats allowed making it very serene and quiet. There's an extensive trail network and a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Northwest USA
Beautiful lake/golf cou rse

I played golf on the course again last August and September, it’s a course must play. Course is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pollyanna C
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“golf course”(14 reviews)
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 4 days ago

This was the third time that I played this golf course. It has deteriorated since the last time. The tee boxes were almost bare but the greens were in reasonable shape. The fairways could use a little fertilizer and water. I spoke to the clubhouse...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 4 days ago

No motor boats allowed making it very serene and quiet. There's an extensive trail network and a generous amount of parking. If you want to see the dock in the main pic here with less walking keep driving past the first parking area.

Thank mikeatlarge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I played golf on the course again last August and September, it’s a course must play. Course is besides the beautiful lake with full of older trees. Absolutely beautiful !

Thank Pollyanna C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to Lake Padden often. It's a great place. Today, on a Sunday afternoon, we parked at the Wilkin St. entrance (north end of the lake) in a nearly empty lot near the tennis courts for half an hour to walk our dog. When...More

1  Thank Scott M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bellingham is a great town for several reasons and one of them is Lake Padden Park. On a weekday you have this beautiful park to yourself and even on the busiest of weekends it's still a quiet and scenic escape from town. This is a...More

Thank Todd A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Padden Park, just off Samish Way and slightly to the southeast of Bellingham, has a pleasant path around the perimeter of the lake, being about a four mile hike. One section on the south side of the lake is a stiff uphill climb for...More

Thank Steven I
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is a lovely spot for kayaking or canoeing, for walking on paths around the lake, for lounging on lawn, for picnicking, for letting kids play on the playground, for swimming in designated areas. The absence of power boats makes it much more peaceful than...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 10 August 2018

we took a picnic and the inflatable raft and floated, ate, swam, it was fabulous. a mid week vacation and easy to get to.

Thank astra s
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Lake Padden Park is a great place for a family outing. It has a very nice Off Leash area for dogs, Separate one for small dogs. Safe swimming area, picnic area and easy access to relaxed fishing the kids love. Toss a bobber and worm...More

Thank tuppy2009
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I live about 60 miles south of Lake Padden and never been here before until yesterday. All I have to say is I wish that I had gone sooner. I was a bit skeptical of the crowds before going because I went yesterday (4th of...More

Thank Elizabeth C
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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