Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor

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State Park
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. Put Deception Pass State Park into our Oak Harbor vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Oak Harbor.
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  • - Deception pass state park is very great to place to visit on a sunny day. The are is quite and perfectly jolted with the sound of sea! I would recommend camping in the park on any sunny weekend to r...  more »
  • If you are visiting Washington in Spring than this park must make to your list of places to see. Ensure you cross the bridge walking and not in your car, if you want to experience the serene beauty. T...  more »
  • Get a pass and enjoy the walks featuring amazing views. You can head down to the hikes from either side of the bridge one either end! The hikes are extensive and will take you around the cove or by th...  more »
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  • You have to see it to understand. This place is awe inspiring. I saw a bald eagle eating a fish on a rock and a sea lion just swimming around. The weather is great and the view from Deception's Pass bridge is incredible.
  • This is a Great place for NW Awesome Views! The walk across the bridge is well worth it!! The Photo ops abound The tides make the water swirl below you and the view of Puget Sound is Great! make sure to on the North side of the bridge the observation area to the East use the underpass at the North End of the bridge Beach access can be found at the South end of the Bridge along with Rest Rooms and Parking (requires Discover Pass)
  • I enjoy visiting this lovely nature creation every time like first time. Magnificent views of Deception Pass where fresh water mixes with saltwater. You can see harbor seals on the rocks from boat. And if you are lucky you can catch unusual fog around the bridge (this is more probable in the morning). Overall plenty of interesting stuff to watch here.
  • Breath taking views here. We were just here for a short time and did not get to see much of the park. The bathrooms we used left some major desire for a good cleaning. The jets over head were a little distracting but that's the price of freedom. I would recommend stopping here if you love the outdoors.
  • I love this park. The views are great from all sides. I always take visitors from out of town and challenge them to walk across the bridge. Then take a relaxing stroll down by the water while looking for interesting stones.