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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  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
  • It is $10 for a day pass and there is a nice mix of shorter and longer hiking options. Pet friendly! 
    It is $10 for a day pass and there is a nice mix of shorter and longer hiking options. Pet friendly!  more »
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  • Beautiful beach. Awesome place to camp! The sites are privates and a good size. From the campground you have access to the beach, the lake and the trails all the way to the bridge and eve a little further, where you get a nice view from the top of the hill. The lake is one of my kids favorite activity to do during the summer. The water is nice and warm, there's a good sand area to build castle and picnic tables to snack. The trails are easy to intermediate it's not enough path to walk the whole day but It's definitely enough to keep the family busy for a few hours (2-3 with young children). That bridge is one of the most amazing places to be to catch the sunrise!!! 🤩
  • This is a gorgeous spot. I arrived early in the morning, and while the bridge was very active, the beaches were peaceful and calming. There’s some trails but I only walked from the beach up to the bridge. The views are amazing but it’s nerve-racking if you don’t like heights. If I had more time, I would have done a kayak tour because the water and mountains were stunning. Parking was easily available early morning but got somewhat full by 11:00 (on a weekday). Be aware that Discovery Pass is required to park.

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