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Deception Pass State Park

5175 N State Hwy 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
360-675-2417
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Oak Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Parks, Bodies of Water
Activities: Hiking
Description: This isn't a lie: with over 30 miles of hiking trails, this park is one of the premier hiking destinations in the country.
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Seattle, Washington
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162 reviews 162 reviews
44 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This is a nice park on the shores right under the deception pass bridge. It actually has 2 beaches on either side of the park, great place for a nice day hike or just sitting on the beach watching the boats go by. It can be busy on a nice summer weekend, but has plenty of parking. Lots to explore,... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Enjoy the scenery! Car pull offs make taking photos easy. There's placards to give historical details and interesting info on the construction.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This was a nice day trip. We visited several of the beaches then went up and walked across the bridge for a different view. It was beautiful from above and below! The beach had a lot of rocks and was beautiful. We walked along and watched people fishing and enjoying the water. It was fairly easy access and the walk... More

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Camano Island, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This has to be one of the most beautiful and scenic places in western Washington. If you are in the area, stop and spend some time exploring the park.

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Poulsbo, Washington, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I did not know what to expect here but the hiking trails were wonderful. The view from the bottom of the Deception Pass bridge is awesome. our little dog made many new friends.

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Seattle, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a state park you must visit. From Seattle you have a number of ways to go. What I did on this trip was drive north on I-5 then get off onto route 20 going west into the park. On the return trip I drove south through Whidbey Island and caught the Clinton ferry. I went at low tide... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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110 reviews 110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The view from the bridge at Deception Pass is simply stunning. We didn’t see more of the park, only the overlook, so we can’t comment on more. If you are in the area you really should take a little time and enjoy the view. I also liked the fact that stairs were built so you can walk under the bridge... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Scenery is amazing and trails are well maintained and marked. Good hiking boots and a good camera are highly recommended.

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Aspen, Colorado
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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very few natural settings will match the virtually overwhelmingly spectacular show that Mother Nature has in store for anyone lucky enough to see this site. Go WAY out of your way to catch this one especially if it's sunny and clear

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

When visiting the northwest this stop is a must. I have photographed the bridge dozens of time and over many years and each time the mood is different depending on the weather and tides. No that is not a river below, the current that is viewed is totally due to tidal action and can reach 10 mph. Stop, park your... More

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