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County takes ownership of Lake Whatcom land

Ribbon cutting ceremony at Bloedel Donovan Park Community Building. Photo: KGMI/Photo courtesy of Paul Anderson

County takes ownership of Lake Whatcom land

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

BELLINGHAM, Wash. РNearly 9,000 acres of forest above Lake Whatcom has become the county’s newest and largest park as the state officially transfers control of the land.

It also the largest county park in Washington State.

The park is made up of two pieces of land, one covering the slopes of Stewart Mountain on the southeast side of the lake and the other on Lookout Mountain on the southwest side.

Mike McFarlane with Whatcom Parks and Recreation says the land has exceptional views and will provide great hiking, running, camping, biking and equestrian use consistent with water quality goals.

He says it will have an extensive trail network connected to existing parks like Whatcom Falls and Lake Padden.