Spring is almost here and it's time to make plans for exploring some of what Washington has to offer. When I renewed my license tabs, I made sure to spring for the Discover Pass. And this year, I plan to take advantage of it.

I googled, "What is the most popular park in Washington?"

The answer is Deception Pass State Park. Have you ever been? I have. It's a beautiful place. Some friends and I camped and had a great time one weekend. It's time to go for another visit.

Deception Pass State Park Bridge
Washington State Parks

According to Washington State Parks:

Deception Pass is Washington's most-visited state park for a reason. Mysterious coves, rugged cliffs, jaw-dropping sunsets, and a stomach-dropping high bridge make this park a go-to for locals and international travelers alike.

Deception Pass State Park Map
Washington State Parks

Deception Pass is 3,854 acres with a marine and camping park.

If you enjoy trails, Deception Pass has a lot to offer. There are hiking, biking, and horse trails galore. And, if you love the water, you're in for a treat. Both saltwater and freshwater shorelines are yours to explore on three lakes. There are automated pay stations to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass and boat launch permit.

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What sort of water activities and features are available at Deception Pass?

  • Over 1,100 feet of dock
  • 1,980 feet of moorage
  • saltwater and freshwater boating
  • White water kayaking
  • Sailboarding
  • Crabbing
  • Saltwater and freshwater fishing
  • Swimming (in designated areas)
  • Diving
  • Tide pools

For more information on all things Deception Pass, go here.


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