Nestled away in the quiet foothills of the North Cascade Mountain Range Whatcom Meadows Camping Association resides on approximately 167 acres situated around a large open meadow surrounded by Washington State’s Evergreens.
Just past the Meadows are 3 lakes for boating, water skiing, fishing and relaxation on the water. Several golf courses are located within close vicinity.
The beautiful Puget Sound and San Juan Islands are only an hour away.
Whatcom Meadows is located approximately 35 miles south of the American Canadian border at Blaine, Washington and 80 miles north of Seattle, Washington, Whatcom Meadows offers easy access for both Americans and Canadians to enjoy its facility year round.
Established in 1971, with its first members coming in around 1973 “Whatcom Meadows Camping Association”, a non-profit organization was formed. It was formerly a profit corporation owned by both Canadian and American investors. In 1984 the membership was given an opportunity to purchase the profit corporation. The Board of Directors along with its members voted it would purchase the profit corporation and turn it into a non-profit camping club for social and recreational purposes to be used by both Americans and Canadians.
After the purchase of the property, the membership began to grow. Board members and members began fundraisers and other events to raise money to start building Whatcom Meadows facilities. What started as dirt roads made into loops with camping sites, with no power, sewer or water, began growing into groomed roads. Water, power and sewer would eventually become available to each site. After several years Whatcom Meadows now has its own water tower, underground power and each site is hooked onto the Skagit County Sewer which is uncommon in most camping facilities.
A gate house with emergency security sits at the entrance to Whatcom Meadows, with access after hours by way of the members electronic gate key. At the top of the Meadows, there is a large clubhouse with a commercial kitchen with table and chairs for events or for rent to its members that holds approximately 300 members. A family lounge graces the Meadows with a fireplace, pool tables, ping pong, television, high-speed internet, gym, outside basketball along with laundry facilities and shower rooms. Next to the clubhouse is a Teen Den with television, pool tables and internet game access.
Outside the clubhouse, in a large fenced area, sits a kiddy pool and an adult pool with lounge chairs and tables. Solar power blankets were purchased to help heat the pools. ATV trails have been built at the back of the property for enjoyment by both children and adults. A large maintenance shop was built to house tools and equipment used for maintaining the Meadows.
Today Whatcom Meadows has grown to over 410 active memberships. A Board of Directors,consisting of 12 Volunteer members, keep Whatcom Meadows a place of enjoyment for all members. Board meetings are held once each month. Open to all members are the Information Meeting in May and the Annual General Meeting held on the last Sunday of August each year.
Memberships for sale in Whatcom Meadows are now very limited. If you would like to tour Whatcom Meadows, we ask that you please call Member Services at 360-595-2188 and make an appointment, with one of our Tour Guides.