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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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Kiket Island - park's newest addition

With the addition of Kiket Island, which is not physically connected to Deception Pass, but is within visual line of sight, Kiket is the latest "jewel in the crown" of the State's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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115 reviews 115 reviews
49 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

With the addition of Kiket Island, which is not physically connected to Deception Pass, but is within visual line of sight, Kiket is the latest "jewel in the crown" of the State's park system. Formerly privately owned, much of the 84 plus acres is a pristine natural reserve for fish habitat and habitat diversity. (read the 3/16/2009 Washington State Parks... More 

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Anacortes, Washington
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is my "neighborhood" park and is my favorite local place to hike and walk the beaches. There is a freshwater lake in the park for kayaking and canoeing (bring your own). There are miles of lovely trails along beaches and into the old growth forests. Hanging out on North Beach in the summer is truly wonderful and a unique... More 

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Oak Harbor, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice park but the Jets NOISE and Pollution was more than human capability's. I don't advise going visit or camp if the NAVY is flying it is very LOUD

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Oak Harbor, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great camping, spectacular views, hikes, kayaking and fishing. Close to local merchants and other attractions

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Clinton, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Nothing special about this park Lake was Closed due to some outbreak, trails to sound, are not to friendly for older ones.

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Vermont
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We were here on a brisk but sunny Sept day. Made a stop at the Deception Pass bridge, but not brave enough to walk across. Tremendous views even from the side. Easy little hike around the beaches. Only difficult part I found was signage. Would love to visit again and take a kayak or boat tour.

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Oak Harbor
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

took great grand son to north beach and he had a ball building sand castles and climbing on the logs. the only charge is the state park fees of $10.00 per car.we got year long pass for $30.00

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Shoreline, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This campground has all you need! Toilets, views from beach and bridge, salt water swimming or fresh water swimming, hiking, tree climbing, beach combing, fishing, safe places for kids to ride bikes too. There's many a great camp site! During summer months there's a snack bar on the beach.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

So many different beaches in one general location. Camping, hiking, sunrises, sunsets, ancient Douglas Fir trees, sand, shells, kids' delight to disvoer so many different things. Romantic. Awesome viewpoints and vistas. Walks that take you deep into an old-growth forest and end up on a beach. A place where there's lots of people but you don't feel crowded. Scenery that... More 

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Crawfordville, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Beautiful beyond belief. The bridge is dangerous, as is crossing the road. I loved the beach portion and took some amazing pictures there.

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