There is so much to do at Lake Padden Park! This 745-acre picturesque park provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities including; hiking, biking, running, paddling, swimming, horseback riding, and even golfing. Experience the sights and sounds of nature while hiking through an established urban forest. Meander along the lakeside trail and take in the local wildlife. A boat launch is available at the east entrance of the park for those wishing to explore the park from the water. For the athletic crowd, there are multi-use ball fields, pickleball, and a 205-acre award-winning 18 hole championship golf course. Established in 1972, Lake Padden is a hidden gem located on the south side of Bellingham.
- Boat Launch – non-motorized or electric motors only
- Fishing Dock
- Multipurpose fields
- Outdoor Basketball Court
- Tennis Courts
- Pickleball Courts
- Equestrain Trails
- Golf Course
- Habitat Walk
- Dog Off Leash Area (Regulations PDF)
- Picnic Shelters
- Picnic Tables
- BBQ Grills
6:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Location and Map
4882 Samish Way in the Samish Neighborhood.
- East entrance: Lake Padden Golf Course, boat launch, playground, picnic shelters, ball fields, and dog off leash area.
- West entrance: tennis courts and fishing dock.
There are two picnic shelters available for reservations. Visit the Facility Rentals webpage for shelter amenities, rental fees and availability.
For more information about this park contact the Parks & Recreation Main Office.