This was provided to us by our friends at Wildwood Resort in Bellingham, Washington.
Wildwood Resort on Lake Whatcom has a long history as a day use and seasonal family camping facility. Lake Whatcom has long been recognized as a premier lake for water sports of all kinds. The lake is a popular for motor boating, sailing, swimming, fishing and other recreational activities and also serves as the drinking water source for approximately 85,000 residents in the City of Bellingham as well as Whatcom County. It is approximately 10 miles total in length and 1 mile in width at its widest, has one island, and is also home to 13 species of fish.
The recreational activities in and around the lake are endless.
- Just a few minute drive to the west of the resort and also lying on the lake is Sudden Valley Golf Course. Rated “Four Stars” by Golf Digest, Sudden Valley has been the site of many major Northwest tournaments.
- A ten minute drive gets you to the trail head of Squires Lake Park where you can hike up a few short switchbacks to an azure lake surrounded by forests and foothills. Longer loops lead to a beaver pond, around the 5 acre lake to viewpoints and fishing spots, and connections to the long-distance Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail.
- A 25 minute drive toward the I-5, just off the Alger exit, takes you to an intriguing and scenic natural landmark – a glacial-polished and fractured exposed hunk of sheer cliff on Blanchard Mountain called the Oyster Dome. A popular hiking destination year-round, Oyster Dome is the pearl of the Chuckanut Mountains.
Wildwood Resort is located on the southernmost part of the lake on what is known as Southbay. This sheltered bay lends itself beautifully to the serenity of the resort. It is approximately a one and a half hour drive to Seattle and also lends itself to Canadian visitors as the resort is less than an hour’s drive from most southwest BC border crossing points.
Wildwood Resort has completed phase 1 of their development and is ready for the 2011 camping season with 8 RV sites with full hookups, 5 cabins, a pool, hot tub, and tennis court. 75 more RV sites and 2 more cabins will be ready by fall.