Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor

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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  • It was the highlight of our vacation. Up until we arrived it was overcast. Then the clouds parted and the sun came out. It was perfect timing. There are trails we walked and some we just didn't have t...  more »
  • One of the pleasures of living in the Pacific NW is being close enough to visit places such as Whidbey Island as a day trip, getting there and back easily afnd sleeping in my own bed. There are so man...  more »
  • If you are in the area, then going over the bridge does give you great views. I had heard about Deception Pass and wanted to see it. I would not make a special trip to go here but am glad we included ...  more »
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  • If you park on the north end, you won't have to pay. You can walk under the bridge and you can walk into the beach. There are so many picturesque spots within a 1 mile radius. Absolutely wonderful.
  • It was an amazing view from the bridge. There is parking so you can walk out on the pedestrian path on the bridge. The state park has day use fees, but it's worth the price. The beach has a parking lot, restrooms and plenty of room to play. Dogs are allowed on the beach, but must be leashed.
  • Great place to spend a couple of hours, must visit for tourists (good idea to cover this while driving from Seattle towards Orca island ferry). About 15 minutes walk from parking lot to a small pebbled beach, very scenic indeed.
  • I love visiting deception pass. Any time any of my family come to visit I always take them their. We hike down to where the beaches. It's such a beautiful sight to see. I absolutely love walking along the bridge it so breathtaking. It's a good workout and an amazing experience. I always have a nice time whenever I'm at deception pass. You definitely don't wanna miss out on that sight, it's definitely something to see!!!!:)
  • Stunningly beautiful everywhere. Do not pass up Deception Pass.
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