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Deception Pass State Park

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Address: 5175 N State Hwy 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
Phone Number: 360-675-2417
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Activities: Hiking
Description: This isn't a lie: with over 30 miles of hiking trails, this park is one of...
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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Picturesque and very photogenic. Pleasant easy trails to driftwood strewn beaches. Fun for the entire family and very peaceful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Bradenton, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Picturesque and very photogenic. Pleasant easy trails to driftwood strewn beaches. Fun for the entire family and very peaceful.

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Lake Stevens, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Great place to watch the sunset! My husband and I ate some yummy Thai food from Sweet Rice Thai restaurant on a picnic bench at the west beach.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Went there with my parents, spend almost three hours, Rosario beach, the Bridge, West Beach. Many spots to take nice pix. Hit the Shrimp Shack on the way home, must try if u r in the area.

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I live in Oak Harbor WA and this is the place I love to go. The beaches are wonderful and to picnic there with all the nature sites you see around you can't be beat. Looking out from the bridge is breathtaking.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stunning views from Deception Pass Bridge. Hike down or up through forest area from bridge to beach. Great for hikers, photographers and beach enthusiasts.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I had a wonderful time camping at Deception Pass State Park. I had booked a site approximately 1 month in advance, and was thrilled to reserve a prime campsite given the fact that all neighbouring sites were occupied according to the website. However, I noted that when we got to the loop, two adjoining sites were empty. I am not... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We spent five nights camping at Deception Pass campground in July. The park's website warns that nearby Navy jets could fly over at any time during the day or night. We experienced several nights of having jets fly overhead from 9 p.m. until past midnight. At times the noise was so loud you could not talk -- and certainly couldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful! The whole area is worth taking your time to experience. The views are breathtaking. I just wish the weather was a bit warmer when we where there.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

After a great day of whale watching, we picked up dinner and brought it to the beach at Deception Pass for a picnic and to watch the sunset. It was a beautiful park and I am only sad we couldn't have more time here. My family could've easily spent a day exploring and playing here!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful view. We parked and took a short hike. There is interesting history about the name of the place.

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Address: 5175 N State Hwy 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
Phone Number: 360-675-2417
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Whidbey Island  >  Oak Harbor

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