The Foundation’s mission is to encourage general awareness and further public education in an effort to promote the responsible use and protection of the Park and its cultural, recreational, historical and natural resources.
With diverse ecosystems, a vibrant history, and an iconic bridge, Deception Pass State Park is an ideal place to explore, recreate, relax and learn. Beaches, sand dunes and tide pools flank old growth forests, freshwater lakes, and rocky balds. Deception Pass still bears the impression of the native peoples that once called this area home, and many of the park’s structures were built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Despite everything that the park has to offer and a visitation rate that puts it on par with many National Parks, Deception Pass is subject to increasingly uncertain state funding, which seems to come and go like the tides. That’s where we come in.
The Deception Pass Park Foundation was formed in 2005 by a group of park neighbors who wanted to support the park. With the help of our members and community supporters, we’ve accomplished a lot. We invite you to join us and help preserve Deception Pass to ensure that future park visitors will continue to enjoy its natural and historic wonders.