Silver Lake Park

9006 Silver Lake Road
Sumas , WA 98295
(360) 599-2776


If you are looking for an outdoor recreation experience that offers you the best that Whatcom County has to offer, then visit Silver Lake Park. The park is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Mt. Baker Recreation Area making it a perfect destination regardless of the season.

Silver Lake Park is a remarkable 411-acre public recreation facility about 40 minutes east of Bellingham. Its outdoor recreation opportunities are virtually endless. The main attraction of the Silver Lake Park is Silver Lake and the myriad of water-related activities it provides. If boating is your passion, launch your own watercraft at the public boat launch or rent a rowboat, hydro bike, pedal boat or canoe. If you prefer to get into the water, there is a swimming beach. Unless you’re the hardy type, however, I’d recommend swimming in late summer for maximum warmth. The fishing is great too! Check in at the seasonally run tackle shop for tips on what’s biting that day. When you start feeling a bit peckish, visit the food concession for any snacks you might have forgotten to bring along.

Horseback enthusiasts will love Silver Lake Park because it features several miles of riding trails, stables available for park users, horse camping and ample horse trailer parking. (You’ll especially want to ride the 1/2- mile lookout trail for some spectacular views).

For parents with small children or just day trippers, Silver Lake Park is a dream as it offers play equipment, a beach, shelters to eat that special picnic lunch and hiking trails. Those who'd like to stay awhile can overnight it in a tent, RV, trailer or, if they really enjoy "roughing it," rent one of the six fully equipped cabins right on the lake. (These are quite popular so I would call early to reserve one.) There’s also group camping areas and a lodge for larger gatherings. Be aware that rates for camping, cabins, lodge and picnic shelter rental vary dramatically depending upon time of year and options you choose.

And if all of this isn’t enough, check out the Gerdrum Historical House and Black Mountain Forestry Center for some insight into early Whatcom County. So whether you’re a newlywed looking for a honeymoon getaway, planning family reunion or just looking for some outdoor fun or a quick camping experience, take a trip to Silver Lake Park. It’s a place you don’t want to miss!
Written By: Dave Erickson
On: 2/1/2000


From I-5, take the Mount Baker Highway (Exit 255) exit and drive east 28 miles to Maple Falls. Turn left on Silver Lake Road and follow the signs to the park (about three miles).


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