Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor

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Deception Pass State Park features beaches, lakes, tide pools, and the swift waters of the pass separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. The park offers 61 km (38 mi) of hiking trails, including a stretch of the Pacific Northwest Trail. Along the way, pause at lookout points over the bays, straits, and islands. You'll also find horse and bike paths. If you like to fish, head to Bass Lake, or visit Cornet Bay, where boating is popular. Enjoy a meal in one of the picnic areas or a shelter that you can reserve in advance. The park features three campgrounds with restrooms. Check online for site availability. A visit to Deception Pass State Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Oak Harbor online holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This Pass is very known for its beautiful view. There are also quite a few trails (short and long) where you at higher altitudes and thus more views of the surrounding islands.
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  • What an amazing views from the bridge and from the park. Very relaxing place to just sit and read and listen to the ocean.  more »
  • I finally made this park a destination, instead of passing through and it was stunning ! I parked at the scenic pullout on the north side of the bridge . There is a $10 day fee in the park , but I did...  more »
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  • This is by far one of the most beautiful and scenic parks I have ever been to! You will be rewarded with some amazing views if you're willing to put in the work to climb! Just keep in mind that the water is cold and extremely turbulent! I ran an ultra-marathon here. There's really something for everyone!
  • Amazing breath taking scenery! Perfect for a date or just to hang out. The sunset is amazing to watch here perfect if your trying to be romantic. The beaches are full of colorful rocks and astonishing wild life in and out if the water. Definitely a must see if your in the area!!!
  • My first camping experience here in Washington! I was close to the beach as well as a short walk to the restroom which stayed clean and stocked with toilet paper, antibacterial soap and the park provided hot water showers! I have never went camping where there was a hot shower! So excited for my next camping plans there! You can't pass this opportunity to go!
  • This is one of my favorite parks for a short visit. Breathtaking views and exciting hiking. Traffic is high due to its easy accessibility. A must see park for any traveller. Beautiful kayaking and boating!
  • An amazing place to spend ur Saturday or Sunday on a Sunny day. Best time to go in summers. View Points - 1) From the bridge 2) Under the bridge via Stairs. 3) The Beach side near bridge. 4) West Point 5) The Beach after West point towards South. There are many trails in the park. All beach access are via small trails. There is a camping ground as well with grill options. See the beautiful pictures attached.

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