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About Deception Pass State Park
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 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 located at three locations in the park, 18 tent sites and two utility sites are at Bowman Bay, seven tent sites and 54 utility sites at Quarry Pond, and 147 tent sites and 83 utility sites are at Cranberry Lake. Maximum site length is 60-feet (limited availability). In addition there are four campsites on Hope Island north shore bay, the pay station is near the east campsite, a vault toilet is in the woods 100-feet south of the campsites. The rest of the island is a natural area preserve and off limits to recreational use. Standard primitive campsite rules apply.
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Alcohol Allowed
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Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
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Trash Available
Water Hookups
Deception Pass State Park is located in Washington
48.398 N
-122.657 W
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38 Reviews of Deception Pass State Park
Great cabins!

Our families rented some cabins together. They are newer and made for a great way to visit and camp in comfort. The restrooms are still in a shared location not far from the cabins and are clean and well maintained. The only downside is we were located on the opposite side of the highway from the water. But, overall a comfortable way to stay at Deception Pass.

There may be jet noise

Let me start by saying there is an active US Navy air base about 2 miles away and the campground is on the flight path. When we got there on Friday afternoon the F18 growlers were shooting touch and goes. Its noisy. When they finished, the Turbo pro and jet powered patrol planes took over. But the beach is great, there's lots of trails and the view from the top of Mt Erie ( not in the park but only a few mile drive ) is amazing.

very cool

Camping at a state park is new to us. We typically camp on DNR land or dispersed camping. Boy did this camp ground have it all! Fishing, kayaking, biking, hiking, swimming, showers, coffee, you name it! Very popular area, our site was pretty small but managed to fit 3 tents and two vehicles. All sites had picnic areas. Great beach spots and trails.

Scenic, good for families. A little noisy with the Naval Air Base nearby.

Plan ahead. Make reservations. Bring shower shoes.


This campground has so much to offer! The lake has a sandy beach and shallow swimming areA and fishing! It's murky though. The sound has a lovely sandy beach as well, or a rocky beach to explore. The sites are well maintained and roomy.

The best!!!

This campground is huge and every time we go is packed but you don’t feel surrounded by people due to large campsites, beautiful trees and the water is right there! Great easy hikes, good for bikes and kids.

Beautiful Island Camping

Always a great time! There's lots of beaches to walk and trails to hike. The little store right outside the camp has amazing salmon.

Great tent camping close to hiking and home!

Living just north of Seattle, Deception Pass State Park was a great stay for us in WA! We enjoyed a quick one night tent stay at one of the parks tent sites. The campground was equipped with nice restroom and shower facilities, as well as a trail and nearby store/restaurant walkable from the tent site! We look forward to returning again soon for a longer stay and to explore more of the area!

Beautiful campground!

We stayed in a cabin at Quarry Pond. The cabin was beautiful, clean, and very comfortable. Bathrooms were great and even have showers. Close to the beach and tons of hiking trails. My kids did not want to leave!

Beautiful camping spots!

Beautiful place to camp! Lets start with the downsides: reserve early as it fills up quick for summer, during the summer there are burn bans and you will need a propane fire pit or no fire at all, the jet noise can be overwhelming and until the late hours of the night for someone who isn’t used to it, if you are tryIng to party at the campsIte the park rangers wIll come and tell you to be quite after quIte hours whIch Is 10pm. The great things about the park: beautiful place to camp, short walk to the water to dip your feet in the freezing water, beautiful views, quite, bathrooms are usually close and have runnIng water and hot showers for a small price, water spickets to clean dishes usually near by, a lake near by to fresh water fish and beach with shallow water for the kids to swim, overall great place to camp! Camped here a lot so pictures are from 3 different times.