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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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Beautiful views

Beautiful state park with great views from the ridges and throughout the trails. We followed an all day hike with an island boat tour for a hour. We saw humpback whales. This is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful state park with great views from the ridges and throughout the trails. We followed an all day hike with an island boat tour for a hour. We saw humpback whales. This is a must see if you're on Whidbey Island or in NW Washington.

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We saw whales in their natural habitat. The tour guide was knowledge and informative. What a great experience.

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Sightseeing: AWESOME. The Rosario Beach tide pools are fabulous and interesting! Camping: TERRIBLE. The campground is gorgeous; however we were assaulted with the deafening noise of fighter jets from the nearby Navy base for HOURS ON END, from midafternoon until 11:30pm. I'm told this doesn't happen every day but I don't want to risk it.

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views in almost any weather, great photo opportunities, especially with light fog. Make sure to hike down the trails under the bridge, definitely worth seeing!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We planned a 4 day camping trip that we cut short the first night. The jets from the Naval Base are so loud we couldn't sleep. They had started around 2 pm and continued late into the night. I would like to explore the park, but will not camp there again.

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful...picturesque A place you will take photo after photo...hiking trails A great place to picnic

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The park is very pretty. I did not spend a lot of time there, but what I saw was nice. West beach was interesting, with lots of driftwood and a self-guided nature trail (about 1 mile loop). The roads and signage were good, and it was no problem to find where we were going. The worker at the entrance kiosk... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Although we didn't spend much time at this large park we drove down to the beaches. The views are beautiful and breathtaking.

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful park, BUT.... When the jets from the nearby Naval Air Station go out on their training missions the noise is unbearable. The worst of it is when the jets turn their tails to the park and then you can't talk to anyone without shouting. This wouldn't be awful if it happened every now and then, but... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a must see! Parking costs a couple of bucks and has restrooms right there. It's a short hike down to the beach where we saw several fisherman catching salmon yesterday. From the bridge, the views are amazing.

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