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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  • An amazing park with a variety of hiking is available. Definitely worth stopping and spending some time here. We have two older dogs that loved the walks. Stunning views. Heaps of camping sites. 
    An amazing park with a variety of hiking is available. Definitely worth stopping and spending some time here. We have two older dogs that loved the walks. Stunning views. Heaps of camping sites.  more »
  • Just a little sleepy town in Pacific Northwest with exceptional parks, views, and experiences. Take a break from the Emerald City and venture up to Oak Harbor, WA. 
    Just a little sleepy town in Pacific Northwest with exceptional parks, views, and experiences. Take a break from the Emerald City and venture up to Oak Harbor, WA.  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!!! 🤩
  • We didn't have nearly enough time to really enjoy the park, and this early in the season concessions like the kayaks weren't operating and the temperatures were too cold to swim. But the beach was just gorgeous and the rest-rooms were clean. We saw quite a few folks fishing in the area, but don't know what they used for bait (or how successful they were.) Definitely worth checking-out, I imagine this park gets pretty busy in the summer!

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