Deception Pass State Park, Washington, United States

4.5 (1.417 reviews) Spent Ranking #1 in Washington State Parks • Bodies of Water • Parks

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Deception Pass State Park is a stunning destination that spans a strait and a few islands. Come here for incredible views of Skagit Bay and the Salish Sea from the Canoe Pass Bridge. At Rosario Head, make sure to stop by the tide pools to see colorful birds and an array of marine life. If you're looking for a place to stay, camping by Bowman Bay is an excellent option. You can even enjoy a cozy bonfire at night. In the morning, go for a hike on the park's scenic trails along deep-blue lakes and amid the lush forest. – Tripadvisor
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5175 N State Hwy 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277


+1 360-675-2417


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4.5 based on (1.417 reviews)



  • 5Paul L 5:00 PM Oct 31, 2022
    Definitely check this out
    Deception Pass was one of the most beautiful parks I've ever been to. I highly recommend stopping here for a couple hours if you are traveling between Seattle and Vancouver. My partner and I did the Goose Rock trail, crossed over the bridges, and went to the tidal pools. The views are stunning in every direction. We were there in mid-September so there were ample opportunities to pick and eat blackberries. We were there for about 2 hours. You could have a great time there for 1-2 hours and see some of the key stuff, or you could also have a great time there for a whole day. There is plenty to see. FYI the car bridges are pretty harrowing for pedestrians with tall heights and cars/trucks whooshing past you on a very narrow sidewalk. If you are shy about heights or uncomfortable being very close to fast car traffic then I recommend parking closer to the trails you want to do so you don't have to walk across those bridges.

  • 5gdeakins 5:00 PM Sep 7, 2021
    Stunning views, tons of trails, fishing, boating, camping, lots to like. There is good reason why this is the most popular state park in Washington. As such, it can get busy and parking near the bridge can be a challenge. If camping, strongly recommend making reservations. If kayaking, shooting the pass is not for the inexperienced or faint of heart. Lakes provide a less stressful paddling experience. Facilities are well maintained and the Rangers and staff are great. A must do if you enjoy the outdoors and appreciate Mother Nature.

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