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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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Don't miss this park, but arrive early if you can for parking space near the pass (fee $10/vehicle). Our party of 4 adults spent 6 hours exploring the trails including those of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this park, but arrive early if you can for parking space near the pass (fee $10/vehicle). Our party of 4 adults spent 6 hours exploring the trails including those of nearby Bowman Bay and Rosario Beach/Tide Pools. Saw a bald eagle and other raptors, but missed seals, etc. Lush vegetation and quiet even on a weekend in peak... More 

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Akron, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

$10/day or $30 for all parks for one year! Spend the money! There are lots of beautiful parks and you will definitely visit at least 3 of them....then hand your pass to a local so they can enjoy the parks for the rest of the year after you go home! There is a boat tour that is NOT to be... More 

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washington state
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Deception Pass State Park is a real gem of the Washington park system. It includes two lighthouses and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. The area is rife with remnants of historical significance. Two of the initial camps of Corps of Discovery are nearby. Additionally, the drives and walks are breathtaking. Highly recommend this fabulous park!

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Marlton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We wanted to see the bridge. Signage was confusing as a sign pointed to Deception Pass Park. We paid $10 and ended up at a lake. It took driving in circles trying to find a bridge until we gave up. The lake was lovely, but we were not there to swim. So we headed further north on Rt 20 and... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Do take the time to park and walk out on the bridges. The strong currents in the water are obvious and the depth to the water is breathtaking.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I've been going to Deception Pass State Park for years. The bridge overlook is beautiful but I highly recommend exploring Rosario Beach. It is a beautiful place to watch the sun set or have a picnic. It's very family oriented and great for kids (and adults) to go on little explorations/mini hikes. The park has BBQs, picnic tables, an area... More 

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Southern England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Didn't have a lot of time to spend here so wasn't able to go down to the waters edge. The views from the bridge were stunning. We watched a couple of seals and also two eagles. Fabulous. Definately a place to return to.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We drove over the Deception Pass Bridge Yesterday and were AMAZED and FRIGHTENED at the same time! the Skies were blue and it was a beautiful day! the bridge is quite skinny and VERY HIGH! we had no clue it was coming, nor what to expect. We were just headed to Oak Harbor to play some frisbee golf! WHAT A... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We didn't have a lot of time before it got dark, so we were anxious to see the pass. The road signs were no help! Finally after many frustrating wrong turns, we happened by accident to stop in a parking lot with a sign pointing to a trail to the bridge. It said .2 miles, but it appeared to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Just go there! This is perfect place for everyone!!!! Beaches,forests, cliffs,lake.... Whatever you wish!!!! Beautiful camping! Hiking is super!!! The bridge there is really the one you will want to photograph!!!! I always say to take camera!!!! Yes! Take camera!!!!! Just go you will enjoy it!!!!!

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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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