Deception Pass State Park

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Address: /td> 5175 N State Highway 20, Oak Harbor, WA, 98277
Phone Number: (360) 675-2417
Website: Deception Pass State Park
Latitude   48.39119    
Longitude   -122.6471    
Campsite Information
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Site Quantity: 310 Pad Type: Gravel
Price: $20 to $30 Quality:
Electric 50 Amp Water Sewer
Big Rig Access Tents Allowed Pull-thrus Group Area
Handicap Access Waterfront Access Telephone Cable TV
Amenities
A green check-mark signifies service is available
Store Laundry Pool Hot Tub
Pet Friendly 55+ Park Game Room Playground
Cabins Dump Station LP Gas Wi-Fi
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Deception Pass State Park Details

Deception Pass State Park is a 4,134-acre marine and camping park with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline, and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline on three lakes. Rugged cliffs drop to meet the turbulent waters of Deception Pass. The park is outstanding for breath-taking views, old-growth forests and abundant wildlife.

  • The park has 167 tent sites, 143 utility spaces, five hiker/biker sites, two dump stations, 20 restrooms (four ADA) and ten showers (four ADA).
  • Camping is at three locations in the park; 18 tent sites and two utility sites are at Bowman Bay, two tent sites and 58 utility sites at Sunrise Resort and 147 tent sites and 83 utility sites are at Cranberry Lake. Maximum site length is 60 feet (may have limited availability).
  • There are three group camps, all primitive in nature.
  • Group camp 1 accommodates up to 50 people. It has fire circle, picnic shelter, vault toilet and five tent pads. It provides two adirondack (three-sided) sleeping shelters that combined sleep 16 people.
  • Group camp 2 accommodates 25 people. It has fire circle, picnic shelter, five picnic tables, and vault toilet. It provides one adirondack shelter that sleeps eight.
  • Group camp 3 has the same facilities and capacities as group camp 2 with the exception of the picnic shelter.
  • Firewood available
  • The park provides five saltwater and three freshwater boat ramps, plus 710 feet of saltwater dock and 450 feet of freshwater dock. All motors are prohibited on Pass Lake, and only electric motors are allowed on Cranberry Lake.
  • The park provides four kitchen shelters with electricity and six without, all of which were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Fifty sheltered and 261 unsheltered picnic tables are also provided. Picnic tables are first come, first served, but kitchen shelters are reservable
  • 310 sites, 50 PullThru's, 14' wide, 50' long, 30 amps

Recreation near Deception Pass State Park

Deception Pass State Park offers miles of beach access to the Puget Sound.  Hiking, canoeing, boating and swimming are also available.

  • Trails
    • 1.2 mi. ADA Hiking Trails
    • 38 mi. Hiking Trails
    • 3 mi. Bike Trails
    • 6 mi. Horse Trails
  • Water Activities
    • Boating (freshwater)
    • 3 boat ramps (freshwater)
    • 450 feet of dock (freshwater)
    • Fishing (freshwater)
    • Swimming (freshwater)
    • White-water Kayaking
    • Boating (saltwater)
    • 5 boat ramps (saltwater)
    • 710 feet of dock (saltwater)
    • 1,980 feet of moorage (saltwater)
    • Diving
    • Fishing (saltwater)
    • Clamming
    • Crabbing
  • Other Activities
    • 2 Amphitheaters
    • Beachcombing
    • Bird Watching
    • 6 Fire Circles
    • 1 Horseshoe pit
    • Interpretive Activities
    • Mountain Biking
    • Museum
    • Sailboarding
    • Wildlife Viewing

Directions to Deception Pass State Park

From Seattle:
Drive north on I-5 to exit 230, then travel 18 miles west on SR 20 toward Oak Harbor. Park entrance is on right, one mile south of Deception Pass Bridge.

From the Mukilteo-Clinton Ferry:
Drive north on Hwy. 525, which changes to Hwy. 20. Drive 50 miles to park entrance on left.

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Deception Pass State Park, 3.9 out of 5 based on 3 ratings

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3 Responses to Deception Pass State Park

  1. 2girls4mom on February 15, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    We have been going to Deception Pass State park for many years. We very much enjoy it- it is one of our go to areas for spur of the moment Spring weekends. Some of the roads that access spots can be a bit narrow but not impossible. Not all RV pads are dirt or “Forrest mix” (pine cones, needles, dirt, etc.). You are in the deep woods. Each site has a pinic table and fire ring. There are many families about and the kids usually someone to play with. Also, pretty beaches and trails to walk. Geocaching is in the park too. Back out at the highway there are 2 zippy marts with basics if you need them along with fuel. Grocery stores are in Anacortes.

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  2. Bill on April 2, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Nice views, lots of trees. Warning although they have pull throughs, the sites are all dirt. Also the roads are trails, dirt again, and not wide. Several turns to make it through. The rangers are helpful. I paid for two days, but with the rain, and the close quarters, I did not want to risk hitting a tree with my 28′ trailer. The bathrooms are spread out. No wifi, etc.

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    • admin on April 2, 2011 at 11:56 am

      Me and my family really enjoy Deception Pass State Park. You are correct, the roads into the campground can be tight in places. This was the first place we camped when we bought our 30 foot trailer. Talk about stress trying to back it into a space for the first time!

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