The State of Washington routinely puts out statistics every year showing that Deception Pass State Park is the most popular park in the state park system. One visit and you’ll see just why that is too.
Deception Pass is located on the north end of Whidbey Island and the famous Deception Pass Bridge connects it to Fidalgo Island. Crossing the bridge is one of the best and most scenic parts about being on the Cascade Loop too. Immediately west of the bridge is Deception Pass State Park. Before you visit, make sure you have your state parks pass, although you can purchase one there at the park too. This is where the best Whidbey Island camping is. The campground is immaculate, the access to the water is easy, and there is so much to do there. If you like hiking, the Deception Pass trails will lead you through the forested areas and down along the water. With a boat launch there, and even some local tour services, you can even get out on the water while staying there. Or you can just relax back at your site and experience the Deception Pass camping lifestyle that attracts so many each and every year.
Things To Do At Deception Pass State Park
The campground and the water are the two biggest draws at Deception Pass State Park. Among the many activities there are fishing, boating, beachcombing, hiking, wildlife viewing, picnicking, horseback riding, clamming, crabbing, diving, swimming, kayaking, horseshoes, mountain biking, sailboarding, and more. You can also get out and explore the nearby communities of Anacortes, La Conner, Oak Harbor, Langley, and Coupeville too.
Deception Pass State Park is a great place to stay or at least stop by and experience when you’re out on Whidbey Island.