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Deception Pass State Park

5175 N State Hwy 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
+1 360-675-2417
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5175 N State Hwy 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
+1 360-675-2417
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Deception Pass If you are anywhere near this pass don't miss it. This is one of the most beautiful sights to behold in the Whidbey area. I'd suggest parking your car before going over the bridge and walking across the bridge. If you have a...More

Thank oatti0252
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Traveling from LaConner our daughter said we had to cross this bridge as we had never been there before. It’s beautiful and scenic but crossing over makes my legs turn to jello. Lol. There are parking areas on each side to get out of your...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you get out of your car and walk at least one of the spans of the bridge to the small island in the middle. We were there with a strong tidal outflow, and could see Harbor Seals hunting among the Bull Kelp under...More

Thank RockportBirder
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really great area with exceptional views. I've been many many times and walked across the bridge. It can be a bit nerve racking when the trucks with the extended rear view mirrors drive by and they seem like they are inches from...More

Thank TheBuckhous
Reviewed 1 week ago

Deception Pass State Park Oak Harbor The most popular state park in WA - with good reason 530066230 Deception Pass State Park is a precious place! Hiking, beach walks, camping, so much beauty! The beauty is sometimes marred by jet noise from the nearby military...More

Thank VJ R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Skagit Valley and decided to make this side trip. It was worth it. Serene and lovely beach with a good view of the pass.

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came for a long weekend from Connecticut and my friend took me here . I absolutely loved it.I couldn't get over how green the water is .Ughhh it's completely breathtaking and we saw seals !!!! :) This place is a definite must !!

Thank Carrie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to Deception Pass for a quick hike! We parked in a small lot between the 2 bridges. The views from the bridge are breath taking! We also walked under the bridge. Wish we would have had more time to explore!

Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the Gooserock and Lighthouse Point in one trip. Amazing trials partly demanding. Fantastic scenery. Also Westbeach and Cranberry Lake are worth a walk. Campground is clean and nice. Only problem (but you are warned) terrible noise from air base nearby.

Thank A W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is quite big. Lots things to do such as kayaking, hiking, picnic and sightseeing. We hiked and took pictures of the adjacent island. The hike is moderate and any age level can access it just make sure you supervisor your kids.

Thank Harold L
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Bob H
17 July 2017|
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Response from Valarie R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can drive to the parking lot just south of the Deception Pass bridge. It's an easy walk from there onto the bridge. There is also a dirt trail that goes downhill from the parking lot to the beach.
Lory Z
6 January 2017|
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Response from TonyMinich | Reviewed this property |
Winter is first-come, first-served. Really, it's not so busy that you need them anyway. I know that for sure since we live nearby
4 January 2017|
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Response from woodynpeaches | Reviewed this property |
Google NAS Whidbey Island Flight Schedules for a link where you can view the planned flights. I cannot post the link in this response. I do not always find the noise to be a nuisance when they are flying, although it... More