Deception Pass is Washington’s most-visited state parks, with the iconic two-lane bridge connecting Whidbey Island to Fidalgo Island. It's probably one of the most recognizable symbols of the Pacific Northwest. But, there is also a lot to be explored—deep coves, rugged cliffs, and scenic beaches make this park a go-to place. Hikers can explore the forests and the bluffs. Birdwatchers can spot bald eagles and plenty of interesting seabirds. Visitors can check out the pools at Rosario Beach, try kayaking at Cornet Bay, stroll on North and West beaches and trek in the Hoypus Forest.
Deception Pass State Park has camping grounds and freshwater shoreline on three lakes. The park is spread through two islands—Fidalgo to the north and Whidbey to the south connected by Deception Pass Bridge. You can also visit Kukutali Preserve on Kiket Island co-owned by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community which offers one of the oldest forests in the area ending with great views of Fidalgo, Hope, and Skagit islands.
The park is open year-round, but the most pleasant time to visit the area is from June to September when the days are longer and warmer.