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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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5175 N State Hwy 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
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+1 360-675-2417
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been enjoying Deception Pass for a lifetime. It offer great scenery, hiking, camping, and local wildlife. On the Northside of the Canoe Pass bridge, by the rock wall, is an area that looks like easy picking for parking. DON"T PARK THERE! We have...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank bynw
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must see if in the area! We parked down at the park near the beach then hiked up to the bridge. Afterward we continued hiking to Summit Point all in all it was .8 one way to hike. We had two young...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place for everyone to enjoy! The green turbulent waters of the Pass are mesmerizing. Be sure to look for Bald Eagles as they are often soaring above.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 927ranaj
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Deception Pass over spring break and the whole family had such fun! We did not stay at the park, opting instead to stay in Anacortes which is maybe 15 minutes away. We're glad we did, as Deception Pass can be noisy due...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MyOwnBrandOfCrazy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trails for all levels of hikers & stunning views along so many points of the park. Popular so parking can be hard to find so go early & enjoy before it gets chaotic!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TXMARTINS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently camped for a weekend at the Quarry Pond campgrounds associated with the State Park but located across the road from the main park area. The park is beautiful and we enjoyed exploring one day taking hikes and walking along the shore line. Campground...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SaltedTraver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the park and saw the most amazing views while eating our lunch. The beach and restrooms are clean as well

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AEW3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this park because there is something for everyone. You can take a 5 mile hike with spectacular views or you can just sit at the beach and enjoy the view.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank weiderman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a rainy, fall afternoon, and we literally parked and walked out onto the "rickety" bridge in time to see the sunset between the clouds. The color of the water, the gorgeous shoreline, and the power of the water all made for a gorgeous...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank quepasacantina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Deception Pass state park today. We parked at the west beach and hiked to the north beach. This beach is great for the rock hound. Lots of beauty’s to be found. There is also a great view of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Expedition438151
January 14, 2019|
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Response from Wanderer0213 | Reviewed this property |
Wonderful views! No. Oat necessary, tight off highway 20. Enjoy.
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Pam A
December 26, 2018|
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Response from Ron H | Reviewed this property |
There is a state park that is right before you get to the bridge that has kayaks for rent in the summer months. The water that passes under the bridge can have. 5-7 knot current when the tide changes and is not for the... More
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RashmiS380
July 9, 2018|
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Response from rodriguezboyz61 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on what areas of the you are wanting to visit. My recommendation is to use Uber or Lyft. We rented a car so we could have the freedom to drive to Anacortes and the casinos near San Juan island. You can use the ferry... More
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