Recreational Activities

Waterlife Information


Whatcom County

Bellingham Trout Hatchery

Located at Whatcom Falls Park, Bellingham, (360) 676-2138. Raises Rainbow Trout and some species of native salmon, which are used to stock sport fishing lakes. Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm. For more information, please visit:

Kendall Creek Hatchery

Located at: 6263 Mt. Baker Hwy, Deming, (360) 599-2841. The hatchery raises three varieties of salmon as well as steel head, rainbow and cutthroat trout. The ponds are full January through May. Visitors can see adults spawning in October and November. The hatchery is also an excellent spot for viewing Bald Eagles December through early February. Daily 8am-4:30pm. For more information, please visit:

Marine Life Center

Located at the Harbor Center at Squalicum Harbor. 1801 Roeder Ave, Bellingham, (360) 671-2431. Watch fish swim around sea stars, urchins, sea cucumbers, and starry flounders in an observation pool. Pick up sea anemones, sea stars, shells, and crabs in the touch pool. View other sealife in smaller aquariums. Open 8am-sunset. Free/donations. For more information, please visit:

Maritime Heritage Center

Located at: 1600 C St, Bellingham, (360) 676-6873. Salmon life-cycle facility and learning center. Visitors can observe Coho, Chinook and Chum salmon in outdoor. For more information, please visit:

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