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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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South London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I had a flying visit of only an hour or so and spent most of that time at the bridge. The views are glorious and, as per the title, the bridge is fascinating (OK, to some people :) ). Driving along the roads the reach the bridge is a delightful drive, with very little traffic, even during "busy periods". I... More

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Coupeville, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I've been to this park several times, having moved to Whidbey Island last year. Even though it is a busy place, it is big and never so busy that you can't find a lovely quiet spot away from the world, even in summer. Most people never even make it past the top look-out spot, which is a fast & easy... More

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Purcell, Oklahoma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Fabulous views, not very many people and easy walking trails. Of course the bridge is fascinating, but the water is the real feature. Be sure to pay for the park pass.

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British Columbia, Canada
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280 reviews 280 reviews
143 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Even an acrophobic person like me feels compelled to wander out on to the park's bridge for a picture or two. The area is stunningly beautiful, so be sure to bring your camera along.

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Houston, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Famous bridge, lovely park and fabulous, log strewn beaches. I only wish we could have stayed longer!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I forgot how beautiful the views were from Deception Pass. On a sunny day you can see for miles. The Pacific Ocean at its finest.

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Wylie, Texas, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you love nature and adventure, you will surely enjoy this place. We spent the afternoon walking the beach and trails in Deception Pass State Park on our way out from Whidbey Island. The state park has much to offer for recreation, something for almost everyone. The next time we go back to this place, I will surely do my... More

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mississippi
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We stopped here driving from Coupeville ferry to Anacortes ferry on way to Orcas Island. It's a nice stop. Restrooms. Nice stairs and little trails down to and near the river. You can safely walk across the bridge on a pedestrian sidewalk. You can make this a quick stop or a couple of hours walking around.

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Tempe, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Deception Pass St Park is beautiful, especially with the fog coming over the bridge, but I don't know if its worth a solo trip. We made it a half day picnic stop as we toured Whidby Island and loved getting out of the car to wander around for a while which felt like just enough time for us.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It's a beautiful spot to get out of the car and walk around a bit. Walk over the bridge and watch the water flow under you. It's very cool.

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