Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor

(4.6/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This was the second time I visited Deception Pass State Park. This time, early in the morning late in September was not crowded. In fact, my husband and I were among the first few couples who were her...  more »
  • There is so much to do at this park, so many different trails to hike of varying difficulties. There is a reason this is one of the top visited parks in the state... it is breathtakingly beautiful. No...  more »
  • Deception Pass is always a gorgeous place to go see. The bridge is breathtaking with the views of the islands and just all around seeing the seals swimming or eagles flying. The park is so beautiful w...  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.