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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 16 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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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Great view of the bridge and and easy hike down the trail. bring a picnic! There are tables and bathrooms a short walk away. We saw people fishing and diving as well.

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Poulsbo, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We set up camp, a lovely spot with a view of the lake through the trees. Then for the next four and half hours, listened to fighter jets flying closely overhead from the nearby naval airbase. So loud that we could not hear each other speak. The deafening noise ended at 11 pm. Started again over breakfast. We asked a... More

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Lake Stevens, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Reserved site 76 in the forest loop for 8 nights got to the site saturday night at 9pm and there was someone camping in the site we reserved and paid for. So we had to find an unoccupied site and spend the night invit. Hope the ranger doesn't bang on out door at 7am

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California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Having dinner in Mukilteo on our way to Whidbey Island, our waiter, a WI resident, recommended a Deception Pass visit. We followed his directions to drive and park (fee free) north of the bridge, on the west side (you will have to travel a bit north in order to U turn) where there is room for parking and viewing. There... More

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Spokane, Washington
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46 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Deception Pass State Park has multiple areas. The beach area, while beautiful, is a typical Washington State beach. This review is primarily for the bridge section. The bridge has an amazing view. I grew up in the foothills south of Yosemite. I visited Yosemite National Park many times. So, I’m fairly jaded about panoramas. The view from the bridge at... More

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Hawaii
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Spend a few hours hiking the trails and you wont be disappointed. Beautiful water views and a nice place to while away the hours

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Top Contributor
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21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Deception park is a great place to hike and beach walk. There are some really nice camp sites, some with power and water. The only reason why I gave it an average rating is because it's so popular and busy it is sometimes difficult to find a quiet location. This park does have a plethora of activities to partake in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Beautiful forest, beautiful beach front.... Just an absolutely perfect day! The bridge is awesome from all angles!!!

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Clinton, Washington
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39 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A gigantic park with lots of waterfront. Lots of camping areas too with sandy or rocky beaches. Sort of mountainous too with hiking trails. The bridge is also a tourist point as it is VERY high. Not for those who have vertigo! Several friends have chosen this one for their weddings.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Just came for a day hike and sightseeing. In hindsight I wish we would've packed a picnic lunch and hung on the beach a while longer. It's beautiful!! Variety of hiking trails for people of all levels. Parking is $10 for the day (or $30 for the whole season and gets you into numerous state parks!) I will say you... More

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