Parks & Recreation

Whatcom County Parks COVID-19 Updates

The Park Administrative Office is currently closed to visitors. However, we are happy to assist over the phone or email during our regular business hours.

Phone: (360)778-5850
Email: parks@co.whatcom.wa.us 

Please click the link for a full listing of park operational changes.

Whatcom County Parks has something for everyone

Our 16,000 acres of natural lands encompasses ocean beaches to mountain peaks. You’ll find challenging mountain bike and hiking trails as well as playgrounds and historic sites. You can rent a small picnic area or a full featured event facility.

Each year we strive to improve our recreational offerings by building new trails, improving campgrounds and facilities, and maintaining Parks properties throughout the system.

COVID-19 Reservation Updates

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Facilities and Shelters
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Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Survey

We value your opinion. Please click here to help us improve your experience in Whatcom County Parks. Thank you in advance.

Parks & Recreation Commission

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Commission currently has three vacancies; District 1, District 2, and District 4. This commission serves in an advisory capacity to the County Executive and the Parks and Recreation Department on matters relating to parks, recreation and senior services.

Please see our vacancies page for more information and application instructions.

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Whatcom County Parks and Recreation has something for everyone:

  • Explore county parks ocean side to mountain peaks
  • Find the perfect campsite 
  • Take the family on a picnic
  • Discover beach creatures
  • Spend the night in a lakeside rustic cabin 
  • Hike to a mountain top
  • Touch history 
  • Watch bald eagles soar
  1. What's New
  2. Frequently Asked
  1. Changes to Whatcom County Senior Community Meals

    In support of the Governor’s stay at home order and social distancing guidelines, the Whatcom Council on Aging is making the following changes to the congregate lunch program (senior community meals). View Full Press Release
  2. Whatcom County Parks Campgrounds to Remain Closed

    Effective Monday March 23rd, Whatcom County Parks and Recreation campgrounds will remain closed until April 30th to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The closure includes all camping and cabin accommodations at both Silver Lake Park and Lighthouse View Full Press Release
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Mission Statement
The goal of the Parks and Recreation Department is to enrich the quality of life for the community and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the County through provision of outstanding parks and trails, open space and natural areas, as well as recreational activities and Senior Services.