Welcome to the Deception Pass Park Foundation

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.

Yet 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.

Our 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 the help of our members and community supporters, we’ve already accomplished a lot. But there’s always more to do. So join us, and help us preserve Deception Pass and ensure that park visitors will continue to enjoy its natural and historic wonders.

Are you interested in becoming a Beach Naturalist? Click here!

Beach Naturalists in the Rosario Tide Pools


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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