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Deception Pass State Park

Address: 5175 N State Hwy 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
Phone Number: 360-675-2417
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Oak Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This isn't a lie: with over 30 miles of hiking trails, this park is one of the premier hiking...
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Type: State Parks, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner 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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Stafford, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
30 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

A beautiful landscape with immense views even if it was a grey and miserable day, the nature shows its true beauty and scale and magnificence as it is respected and not allowed to accumulate the detritus you see in other parts of the world. If you cannot respect nature you must stay away. The views into Juan De Fuca from... More 

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London, Canada
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112 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We loved the Deception Pass State Park. We were passing through on the way to Anacortes to catch the ferry and were so glad that we stopped. What a beautiful scenic area! Had a picnic by the water, then hiked up to the bridge and across it- the views were spectacular! ***If you're doing a tour of Washington State and... More 

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Langley, BC
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Pull over and enjoy the views, get out and talk a walk or hike and walk at least part of the bridge, it is beautiful scenery. A stunning national park, the only fee is parking at $10 a day or $30 per year for all Washington State Parks so get the annual pass as it is good for 2 vehicles... More 

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Anaheim, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a beautiful park to take a hike and really enjoy the Puget Sound. You have the ocean, the forest, bridge and other islands.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We passed through the Park on our way to Freeland Deception Pass was awesome,the tide was changing so it was pretty impressive!

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Langley City, Canada
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47 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were in the area and had been hiking all weekend and were heading home. Deception Pass was not in the direction we were headed but we decided to go any ways. In the end it was the best part of our weekend. Spectaular views from the bridge. We walked from one side of the bridge across the massive trestle... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you intend on taking the ferry to the San Juan Island in Anacortes, plan time for the scenic Deception Pass State Park. A gorgeous scenic bridge overlooks the turbulent water channeling underneath. Outdoorsmen kayak, but most just hike the numerous trails to the small beaches. State parks do require a pass, but for $20 you can buy a yearly... More 

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Wonderful Washington State Park located on Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands. Huge park--be sure to get a map from the Ranger station so you can see all the different areas of the park. The historic Deception Pass Bridge is an awesome sight. So many hiking trails, beaches, small lakes, camping, and picnic areas. If you are in the area, it's a... More 

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Zion, Illinois, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Beautiful view during the day and dusk! Stopped twice! There is a section before and after the bridge where one can pull over. We walked on the bridge to get a center view. We hiked down to see it from below. There are stairs going down the hill, under the bridge, up the stairs for more views. It was cold... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful state park next to Deeption Pass Bridge. There are miles and miles of fantastic and amazing trails with great views of the San Juan Islands

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