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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  • With stunning views of the bridge and the Sound as well as 35 miles of hiking trails, this park is a gem! Bring your Discovery Pass or pay a fee to use the park.  more »
  • This park has been here as long as I can remember. It is an amazing place 12 months out of the year, the geology and currents are spectacular, the beaches large and campgrounds good. There are trails ...  more »
  • My son and wife took us to the pass. We went down to the beach and crossed the bridge on foot. A good work out and very scenic, nice little side trip.  more »
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  • I only visited the bridge and the scenic overlook next to the bridge today, but it was stunning! Amazing views, the bridge spans both Deception Pass and Canoe Pass, with informative signs all around to explain the history and what you are looking at. I had not visited this area in years and I'm so glad I went there today. From the scenic overlook parking lot (Discover Pass required for this parking lot, fyi) there are trails you can take to go below the bridge area, it's also how you can cross as a pedestrian to reach the other side of the bridge without getting hit by a car, via a set of stairs. There are restrooms here as well. This is a park with many different areas to explore, I imagine it will take me several trips to check out all the trails I am interested in. I plan to come back again very soon to check out the rest of the park.
  • One of the most beautiful places my husband and I have ever seen. Someone told us we should drive through . We did, and we were not disappointed. We plan to go back and explore more some day.
  • It's quite nice. Being off season most everything is closed. Been listening to fighter jets buzz overhead all day. Which is LOUD! It's well maintained and looks to be a popular spot in the summer.
  • We had a great stay in the Quarry Campground. No toll or ferry to access this park. Many campsites with good space. Some campsites hilly. Loved the Goose Lake trail out of the campground. Enjoy the trip to Anacortes. Washington Park has exceptional views!!!! It was too windy and cold to take to for ferry to San Juan. If you're looking to do the San Juan Ferry the cost is in the range of $15 per person. The bridge at deception Pass is quite amazing. Park staff at the campground were friendly and helpful. Showers were clean., A $.50 token gives you three minutes of water. Two minutes of hot water. Beautiful area.
  • A fantastic gem of a state park with many options within 10 miles of each other from Ebeys Landing National Historic Park to Fort Casey and the Lighthouse. Stop at the Deception Pass bridge for the fantastic views then hit the park to walk the beach and hike the trails. A great day trip package. Be sure to hit the Shrimp Shack in Anacortes

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