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Deception Pass State Park

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Address: 5175 N State Hwy 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
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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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Second time around is still Awe-inspiring!

This was the second time I visited Deception Pass State Park. This time, early in the morning late in September was not crowded. In fact, my husband and I were among the first... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the second time I visited Deception Pass State Park. This time, early in the morning late in September was not crowded. In fact, my husband and I were among the first few couples who were here. We had a good time taking our photos, no hurrying around or bumping into other people/tourists. The place is just as awe-inspiring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is so much to do at this park, so many different trails to hike of varying difficulties. There is a reason this is one of the top visited parks in the state... it is breathtakingly beautiful. Note: there are public bathrooms they are open and safe, but they can be a bit rough.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Deception Pass is always a gorgeous place to go see. The bridge is breathtaking with the views of the islands and just all around seeing the seals swimming or eagles flying. The park is so beautiful with the massive Evergreen trees and all the foliage everywhere. So beautiful. If you make a trip to Washington definitely make a trip here.... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place, amazing scenery. Don't just view the bridge go park and venture on one of many trails for a great afternoon hike

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Thank louiel00
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views are unbelievable. Hence a lot of traffic. We survived to come back another day. If you are close to that, don't, don't I say miss this. It is amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where you walk the bridge and maybe a short path, read the marker and you think you've seen it all. Nope, you must go into the park (farther south entrance) and see the good campgrounds, the lake, the sea shore, hike the trails. It is so unexpected and fine.

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Thank Linda S
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the park itself is beautiful with its mix of beaches and woods, the 177' high bridge took the cake - just inching along can be daunting for the faint-hearted; watching the roaring waters below gave us a real rush. Not to miss!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extraordinary views from bridge and beautiful trails... Love this area! It's magical! Be on the look out for the bunnies! They will surprise you! If you can, get a boat and go under the pass...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a little trouble finding this spot but a helpful Ranger set us on the right path. We had seen a documentary on our airplane to Seattle about the Deception Indian maiden & wanted to see the totem carved in her honor. It was really neat & the surrounding area offers some phenomenal views of the ocean.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We knew we would enjoy Deception Pass State Park the moment we drove in. The park is absolutely beautiful, with views in all directions. There are plenty of beautiful walking trails as well as beaches. We watched the beautiful sunset from the beach. Deception Pass is a must-see for anyone visiting Whidbey Island!

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