Deception Pass State Park is a great state park to stop on when exploring Whidbey Island. The park has ocean access and Cranberry Lake right there as well. Camping, hiking, and fishing are all there too, a total win!
A Washington Discover Pass for day use of Deception Pass State Park. A pass can be purchased at the park for $10 a day or a yearly one for $30. (Or online ->here) Buying them at a local store before your first trip of the year is the best way to get the most bang for your buck. This pass will pay itself off in just three-day trips, and save money on admission on other trips to state parks.
What To See And Do At Deception Pass State Park:
- Freshwater fishing
- Saltwater fishing
- Public showers and toilets at Lake Cranberry
- Beach exploring
Deception Pass State Park Camping:
- 172 Tent Sites
- 134 Partial Hook Up Sites
- 5 Sites For Hikers and Bikers
- 3 Different Camping Locations in the park
- Hope Island has six campsites
Cranberry Lake Deception Pass State Park
Swimming is a favorite at Cranberry Lake, they have a section on the end of the lake by the ocean. The swimming section is sectioned off with ropes and floating buoys. Right by the swimming section is a public shower and bathrooms as well that can also be accessed from the ocean as well. While on the lake you can watch the bald eagles and the jets from Navy Station right there as well.
Cranberry Lake Offers:
- Blue Otter Kayak Rentals Memorial Days-Labor Day (Learn more -> here)
- Campstuff Coffee Memorial Days-Labor Day (Learn more -> here)
- Sister Sister Kettle Corn Memorial Days-Labor Day (Learn more -> here)
- Fresh Water Fishing
- Boat Launch
- Roped Off Swimming Area
Have you been to Deception Pass State Park??
What does your family love to do there?