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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 area with plenty of hiking trails, some even down to the beach. Even if you just hike out on the bridge to take in the view, it's worth a stop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Bozeman, Montana
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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful area with plenty of hiking trails, some even down to the beach. Even if you just hike out on the bridge to take in the view, it's worth a stop.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Deception Pass has some cool history and a drive or walk across is not to be missed. Great park too with wonderful views of the bridge. Beautiful. I wish we had more time to spend here!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This beautiful, historical spot, has a little something for most anyone. Beaches, trails, bluffs, a killer view from the bridge all ensconced in a wonderfully historical setting. Oh yeah, it is in the path of the Whidbey naval base training flights so it can be a bit noisy...okay for the afternoon but not if you are staying long. Either way,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I would strongly recommend visiting. The park is beautiful and the views are amazing. I would recommend hiking to the bridge and walk across. This is a must see!

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Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery, excellent hiking trails. Don't miss it! Walked the beach at the state park and walked down the stairs/path at the overlook. Excellent experience.

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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

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

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

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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