Accessible sidewalks provide access to the historic Hovander House, playground, restroom, Group Picnic Shelter, and the Hovander River Trail.
*The boat launch parking lot at the north end of the park is owned by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and requires a Washington State Discover Pass for use.
The central parking lot and the Tennant Lake parking lot are free.
The Hovander House was built of 52,000 board feet of handpicked clear Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir. Several Scandinavian design elements were used, such as large windows for light, and sculpting patterns for interior moldings and exterior gingerbread. Originally all the woodwork of this six-room, two story house, was treated inside and out with linseed oil. The overall scale and use of the ornamentation gives the Hovander House a manor-like appearance. The house was completed in 1903 and the 60-foot high barn, one of the largest wood barns in the County, was finished eight years later. The house is furnished with original pieces brought from Sweden by the family, and other furniture collected by Otis Hovander. Visitors can tour the Hovander House through the summer season's regularly scheduled tours or arrange for a private or group tour through the Park Ranger.
The Hovander House is open to the general public for tours. Summer tour hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. Please contact the park at 360.384.3444 for additional information.
Additional items available include: Portable BBQ Grill, Volleyball Set, and Stock Tubs for beverages
|Located adjacent to the animal contact area to the east of the barnyard, the play equipment is a big hit with kids and parents alike. Two distinct play areas, one for toddlers and another for children ages 5-12. In keeping with its location near the barn and animal area, the playground is designed in a farm style.|
|The shores of Tennant Lake resound at different times with the clatter of migratory birds. This 624 acre site includes a shallow lake surrounded by extensive wetlands, fields, forest and riparian zone. Come meander through the lake on the newly renovated elevated boardwalk or climb the 50 foot tower to view the wildlife from above.
If you are looking for a smaller meeting room close to Ferndale, the Tennant Lake Interpretive Center has a meeting room for up to 35 people. Wildlife Displays and Interpretive Panels are on display throughout the Center. Make your reservation now.
|Fee Description||Shelter Capacity||Whatcom County Resident Fee||Non-Whatcom County Resident Fee||Specifics|
|Picnic Shelter Rental Fees|
|Group Picnic Shelter:||150 Guests||$295.00||$315.00||Per Day +$200 for additional 100 people - 250 Max|
|Red or Blue Picnic Site:||50 Guests||$75.00||$95.00||Per Day +$25 for additional 50 people - 100 Max|
|Water Tower Area:||50 Guests||$80.00||$100.00||Per Day +$50 for *additional 50 people - 100 Max|
|Orchard:||150 Guests||$135.00||$155.00||Per Day (With rental of Group Picnic Shelter only)|
|*Field:||$200.00||$200.00||Per Day (With rental of Group Picnic Shelter only)|
|Reservation Fee:||$13.00||Per Reservation / Site / Consecutive Days|
|Alcohol Use Fee: ||$60.00||Per Picnic Shelter Reservation|
|Waste Removal Fee:||$20.00||Per Picnic Shelter Reservation|
|Volleyball Net Rental||$10.00||Per Net / Day|
|*Inflatable or Bounce House Fee:||$75.00||Per Day (call 360-778-5850 specific requirements)|
|Portable BBQ Grill:||$85.00||Per Day|
|*Prior approval from Operations Director required|
**All Prices Subject to Change