The Puget Sound Islands Sights

Deception Pass State Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Published 04/05/2016

Fodor's Review

The biggest draw of the park is the historic two-lane Deception Pass Bridge connecting Whidbey Island to Fidalgo Island, about 9 miles north of Oak Harbor. Park the car and walk across in order to get the best views of the dramatic saltwater gorges and churning whirlpools below. Then, spend a few hours walking the 19 miles of rocky shore and beaches, exploring three freshwater lakes, or walking along the many forest and meadow trails.

Sight Information


Rte. 20, 9 miles north of Oak Harbor, Oak Harbor, Washington, 98277, United States




Sight Details:

  • Day pass $10 per vehicle; annual Discovery Pass $30 (valid at all state parks); campsite fees vary
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 6:30 am–dusk; Oct.–Mar., daily 8 am–dusk

Published 04/05/2016


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