Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Updates

Updated March 23, 2021

Silver Lake Campgrounds open for the season on April 9th. Reservations are open.

Cabin rentals available year-round.

Silver Lake Group Camp reservations open March 18th at 9am. Please call 360-778-5850 to reserve.

Outdoor Picnic Shelter reservations open March 29th at 9am.
Please call 360-778-5850 to reserve.

Campground reservations can be made online or by calling the Parks Administrative Office at 360.778.5850.

Cabin reservations can be made by phone only at 360.778.5850. Due to enhanced cleaning protocols cabins have reduced availability.

Campers are encouraged to reserve campsites in advance or self-register when arriving at the campground to reduce interactions with staff.

The Following Parks Operational Changes Remain in Effect 

The following are available with COVID protocols:

  • Outdoor Picnic Shelters (reservations open on March 29th at 9am)
  • Special Event Applications are being accepted

The following are closed:

  • Indoor Rental Facilities
  • Shower Buildings
  • Lighthouse Marine Park Campground
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Senior Centers
  • Museums & Historical Home Tours
  • Park Administrative Office and field offices

Recreate Responsibly

All Whatcom County parks, trails and open spaces are open. Here are some ideas to help you stay healthy while enjoying all the beautiful outdoor spaces Whatcom County has to offer.

Before you go...

  • Know what to expect: Check to ensure your destination is open and that you know what to expect. While a park may be open, some things may be operating differently than usual due to staffing levels or other restrictions. 
  • Come prepared: While all Whatcom County restroom facilities will be cleaned and sanitized on a regular schedule, visitors are encouraged to bring their own soap, water, hand sanitizer and toilet paper, as well as cloth face covering.  
  • Enjoy the outdoors when healthy: If you are not feeling well or have symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath, stay home and adventure another day.

When you are there...

  • Practice Social Distancing: Keep 6 feet of distance between you and those outside of your immediate household. Limit gatherings to 5 or less unrelated persons and avoid crowds. Be prepared to change your plans or come back later if an area is looks crowded.
  • Follow the rules: Please follow all rules to reduce the need for close interactions with park staff.
  • Leave no trace: Make sure to pick up all garbage, including disposable gloves and masks.


Senior Center Information

  • Whatcom County Senior Centers have cancelled all programming and closed their facilities. 
  • The regular congregate lunch program is closed until further notice.
  • Meal pickup is available for seniors at their local senior center.
  • For more information on senior center closures, the senior meal pickup or the Meals on Wheels program, view the full press release.

Plantation Rifle Range Information

  • High Power Range is open and operating at 100% capacity
  • Indoor Small-Bore Range is open and operating at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor Small-Bore Range is closed
  • Visitors are required to wear a mask at all times
  • Range schedule can be viewed here

***Cancellations or closures may change based on the most current information available. Updates will be posted to this page as needed***