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Lake Padden Park

Closed Now: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Never Gets Tiring

Living in Bellingham all my life, I have seen many changes. The Lake Padden Park has not been a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bellingham, Washington
Beautiful Park, and so close to Bellingham

With so many trails. We just took the loop round the lake, just 2.8 miles, but so beautifully... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gill H
Amersham, United Kingdom
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“off leash”(12 reviews)
“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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 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 Scott M
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
Reviewed 20 August 2018 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
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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