A Fall Afternoon on Lake Padden - photo by Stacie Michaelson<br> image

A Winter Day on Lake Padden - photo by Lauren Woodmansee

Lake Padden Park

​​​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 on 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 an 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
  • Trails
  • Golf Course




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.

Park Maps

Facility Rentals

There are two picnic shelters available for reservations. Visit the Facility Rentals webpage for shelter amenities, rental fees and availability.








More Information

For more information about this park contact the Parks & Recreation Main Office.


Park Contact Information