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.
Nice location with beach access and a view of the bridge. Clean bathrooms and access to hot showers.
This spot had nice dense vegetation so it was private and we didn’t feel on top of anyone. Great for exploring with toddlers and teens. Beautiful sunsets!
Great campground on Whidbey Island in WA. Site are very nicely spaced out and there is a lot of privacy with the vegetation around the campground. The roads are a bit tight and hilly as you drive in and out. Bathrooms are flush toilets' with token hot showers. Short walk to a couple of different beaches and with in a few miles of a number of beautiful hiking trails and lakes. When the weather is corporative, the lakes are great for kayaking. Careful though, the wind picks up easily and give you a rocky day on the water. Also with in driving distance of the other 5 state parks on the island that all have trails and great view of the strait of Juan de Fuca along with some historical sites.
Only downside (and it can be a big one) is the campground is in the flight path of the Navy air station Whidbey Island. So there are times when the "sounds of freedom" are flying overhead and you can't hear the person next to you talk. But they don't usually fly at night so weekends can still be peaceful when they are not flying. Also, great place to check out parasailers on the water!
Great campground with lots of trails for hiking. Sites felt private and it was quiet in the evenings. We stayed at Quarry Pond and enjoyed the hike to the bridge and around Goose Rock. You have to cross a busy street with no sidewalks in some spots in order to get to the most direct route to Cranberry Lake.
With its many trails, lake side with sectioned off swimming area and ocean side with so me of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see you are sure to love this campground. There are many campsites to choose from with the 4 different camping areas.
The campground is beautiful and clean - great showers, restrooms, next the the beaches. However, the noise is very loud.
My wife, pup and I camped here last weekend at Quarry Pond and it was excellent. Private sites with easy dump access and plenty of trails and water nearby. We will be back.
Enjoyed 1 night camping here. Campground is HUGE -- sites overlooking the ocean, lake or tucked away in the woods. Most of the sites have good amount of privacy. Stayed in site #110 with peek a boo views of the ocean. Got a little rowdy overnight but the rangers were able to quickly fix the situation. Jet noise was not an issue for us… they were few and far between and just sounded like "passing thunder." Bathroom facilities well-kept.
As a veteran, I appreciate the sound of freedom but just not when camping. Deception pass campground is a very pretty place located between a beautiful little lake and ocean. The campsites are close together but with the thick foliage it was hard to see our neighbors. The biggest downside was the jet noise from the nearby Navy base that went on well past 10pm.
There are a few great hiking trails and the beach is amazing. Well worth a stay if i the area.
Cell Service: Great
The actual campground within the state park is called Quarry Lake Campground. Very nice forest feel and offers trails that go around the state park and follow along the sound and ocean. Did get a good bit pf road noise, but not the worst. The sites were a decent size and we felt like we had enough privacy.