Silver Lake Park Renovations: Phase III

Phase III: Red Mountain Campground Shower & Restroom Facility

Public Notice


Silver Lake Park is one of Whatcom County’s oldest parks, acquired in 1966. Prior to public ownership, the property was used as a private fishing resort. Over the years there have been numerous improvements including road surfacing and minor infrastructure upgrades.

In 2019 the Maple Creek Campground was fully renovated.

Whatcom County Parks is currently developing plans to construct a new shower and restroom facility at Red Mountain Campground. This new facility is one of three new shower & restroom buildings that are being developed over the next few years.

Project Scope

The new shower and restroom building contains six restroom stalls, four showers, and one family friendly shower and restroom unit. A new onsite septic system will also be installed to service the new facility.

Permits & Reference

  • Conditional Use Permit Application
  • Permit Set
  • Stormwater Report


The project is currently under permit review with construction anticipated to begin in Fall 2020. The building is anticipated to be open for the 2021 camping season.

Project Considerations

Work is limited to Red Mountain Campground and should minimize disturbance to park visitors as well as other areas of the park.

Quarterly Project Updates

2020 Project Updates2021 Project Updates
First Quarter Report
Second Quarter Report
Third Quarter Report
Fourth Quarter Report

For More Information

Rod Lamb
Design & Development Supervisor

Phone: 360-778-5850