Welcome to the Deception Pass Park Foundation

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.

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Recent Press Release: Educators invited to apply for scholarship to Deception Pass State Park!  To find our more, please click here.

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Join us for Bowman Bay Holiday!

Festivities will take place at Bowman Bay, (on the Fidalgo side.)  Dress warmly and enjoy caroling, crafts, camp fires, and holiday cheer!

This web site is maintained for the Deception Pass Park Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is NOT supported by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the agency that manages and operates Deception Pass State Park, nor does this website represent the official views of the Commission. The information on this web site is maintained for the Foundation as reasonably current and dependable information for your benefit and use. The Foundation seeks to support Deception Pass State Park and provide valuable services to its visitors. All of the money raised by the Foundation goes to the direct benefit of the educational and resource protection programs of Deception Pass State Park.
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