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. 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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  • August 14, 2017
    Beautiful! The drive was beautiful and the bridge and views around Deception Pass were breath taking.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    I had been here several years ago, and visited briefly. At that time, we were able to park in parking at the bridge. You require a pass, $10.00. This time parking was full, so we drove back down the h...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    This was a great place to walk around. The people were friendly and welcoming. This place also had some local plaques with history.  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    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!
  • June 22, 2017
    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!!!
  • June 14, 2017
    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!
  • July 2, 2017
    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!
  • June 13, 2017
    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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