27 Holly View Way
Bellingham, WA 98229
About Lake Whatcom
Whatcom Lake is a 5,000-acre natural lake surrounded by Whatcom National Forest in Whatham County, Washington. It comes from the Indian word for "loud water" and is the name of a noodle cook, according to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Whatcom Lake provides recreation, flood protection and drinking water for Whatcom County and the surrounding area. Water levels are regulated by WhatCom Lake Dam and Whatcom Creek to store, recover and flood, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
At the north-west end of the lake, the dam is owned and operated by the town of Bellingham. In spring and autumn Whatcom Lake is filled with water from the river and stream, WhatCom Creek and other sources.
In March the water is allowed to rise to 314.5 and is kept at this level from March to September for summer recreation. In November and February the lake is maintained for 311. 5 feet, but the overflow gates will be adjusted in October to slowly bring the water level back down to 311.5 feet to prepare for the spring high water.
The Whatcom Lake area has been inhabited for nearly 12,000 years and the nearby ski resort is a good place for a snowy day. The nearby golf course is a challenge for relaxation away from the water in the dry season, but for relaxation away from the dry season of the water, it is the best place to live on the shores of the Cascade Mountains. In Washington state, more than 1.5 million people live on or near the lake. With a population of more than 2.2 million and an average annual income of $40 million, Whatcomb County is one of the most sought after - by area in the country.
There is a wide variety of styles and ages of the houses, ranging from upscale lakeside properties to small detached houses and rental properties. Most of the private houses are located at the northern and eastern end of Lake Whatcom.
Bloedel Donovan Park, located on Whatcom Lake and operated by the Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department, is a popular destination for sailors. The park offers concession stands and a pavilion where social events are held all year round. Water boat rental is available throughout the season, but the only public boats mooring within the city limits have a maximum capacity of 10,000 cubic feet of water per day.
For this reason, it is possible to fish abundantly on the shores of Whatcom Lake, and there are many species that will require you to learn the fishing skills, including bluefish, redfish, whale, salmon, trout, pike, mackerel, snapper and more. With a length of nearly 12 miles and a value of nearly $12 million in land and water in the Bellingham River catchment area, WhatCom Lake is worth a visit. The watershed has been managed in a way that allows it to thrive as an important source of fresh water for the city and Washington State, as well as for its residents.