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Deception Pass State Park

5175 N State Hwy 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
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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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Snoqualmie, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It's a beautiful drive to get to the Deception pass. We spent about an hour on the bridge and couple of hours in Rosario beach. It was a breath taking view from the bridge. Rosario beach was clean and had picnic tables and play area for kids.

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Hyderabad, India
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Its Awe some. Our visit to this place after a drive of about 1.5 hours from Seattle was quite inspiring. When we watch FROM THE TOP OF THE BRIDGE , the scenic beauty of Skagit bay((which is a part of Puget sound) CONNECTING the Pacific ocean , we are extremely thrilled. Its Awe some , a natural wonder to see.... More

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We only had half an hour so we walked across the Deception Pass Bridge and could see kayakers paddling in the current and an otter eating something on its belly. We did notice an abundant amount of trails for hiking and wonderful beaches for exploring for those who have more time.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We spent time hiking and playing near the water. We were with a big group that included many kids. The view from Deception Pass bridge is gorgeous.

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Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you don't get to anywhere else on Whidbey Island, this is a must see! I understand it is really stunning during a sunrise / sunset, although I was there mid day and was blown away by the beauty.

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Chehalis, Washington
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201 reviews 201 reviews
93 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is by far one of the best areas in the state! Take time to enjoy walking over Deception Pass bridge as well as hiking along the waters edge.

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Redford, Michigan, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We parked up by the bridge and hiked down to the beach, which made for a long hike back up! When we reached the beach, we saw that there was actually a parking lot and bathrooms located there. We didn't spend too much time here due to time constraints, but we enjoyed some beautiful scenery in even a short visit.... More

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Fremont, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have been there several times. Great every time. The view out to the sound from the Bridge is lovely and so is the view the other way. I have sometimes walked on the little trails below the Bridge. That is fun too. And if you keep going you have more to see.

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Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Get in your car right and go. Right now. Still here? If you need still some convincing I will help you out. But seriously, just go. Few places are more beautiful than the West Coast, and Deception Pass is a fine example of this. Beautiful stretches of beaches with lots of driftwood washed up on shore that are just perfect... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I stopped here for about 45 mins on our way out of Whidbey Island. We wish we could have spent more time exploring. The trails were nice and the beach looked fun, but we didn't have time to explore the beach. It was raining, but we expected that and brought our rain coats.

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