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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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Absolutely stunning.......but........

I've visited Lake Padden several times. Wonderful trail around a gorgeous lake. Picnic areas... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bob I
just a stunning lake!

most beautiful park! you can go on the lake to go fishing but no motor boats allowed. great place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bellingham, Washington
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“golf course”(15 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 5 days ago

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

Thank Bob I
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank sexywolfeyes76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

Thank purpleangel135
Reviewed 26 September 2018

With so many trails. We just took the loop round the lake, just 2.8 miles, but so beautifully peaceful. It was lovely to see so many people enjoying and exercising in the fresh air. Good restrooms!

Thank Gill H
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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 17 September 2018

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 27 August 2018

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 27 August 2018

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 ScottM925
Reviewed 20 August 2018

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
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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