Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor

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Must see · Water Body · State Park
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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  • We have been under the bridge several times whale watching, so it was cool to see the bridge and the pass up close. Such a lovely site.  more »
  • We chose several trails to explore. They were in great shape, we has some sunshine, and the bathrooms were even open. Who could ask for more on a beautiful spring afternoon?  more »
  • Deception Pass State Park is such an amazing location. Fabulous views. Great beach! Several picnic tables. Ample parking. Many trails for hiking. Wildlife abounds. Great for a family picnic or a peaceful escape. Conveniently located not too far off WA-20. During peak season, a day pass is $10 or you can use your Discover Pass ($30) for unlimited access. Pet stations available. Camping is also permitted (reference website for details).
  • Went overnight camping and was actually impressed with this place. I had camp spot 24 which was very secluded. Showers take tokens and if I remember right $1 gets you 6 minutes of shower time. I swear they run longer though. Very nice. Enjoyed walking my dogs through the campsites along the road. Would go there again.

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