Deception Pass State Park
Oak Harbor, Washington
Hwy 20 @ Deception Pass
Deception Pass State Park is the most visited state park in Washington. It surrounds Deception Pass, a narrow channel that connects Puget Sound's Skagit Bay with the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and separates Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands.
The landscape of the park is scenic and dramatic, and features rugged cliffs, old growth forest, three freshwater lakes, hiking trails, camping, boating and swimming. The waters of Deception Pass have a lot of tidal variation, strong currents and a lot of hidden rocks close to the surface.
Deception Pass Bridges (N10A0512)
Deception Pass is spanned by two bridges. Viewpoints and a pedestrian walkway provide outstanding views of the pass, although fog is common and can hide one end of the bridge from the other.
Rosario Beach (V06A0235)
Maiden Sculpture at Rosario Beach (V06A0239)
Bowman Bay (V06A0263)
Lighthouse Point (V06A0275)
Visitors can hike out along the cliff tops to Lighthouse Point. Although there is a navigation marker at the point there is no actual lighthouse there.
While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, Coupeville, Washington
- Fort Casey State Park, Coupeville, Washington
- Waterfront Sights, Anacortes, Washington