Current Foundation Members

Christensen Family Memorial


The Christensen Family is dedicated to the care of Deception Pass State Park in tribute to their father, Johannes Christensen, who was the Park Superintendent from 1949-1956 at Deception Pass State Park.  The family lived in the park in the log cabin, which was also used as the park office.  The family has given significant annual donations in support of park benches, building maintenance, and the renovation of the Park Amphitheater.  Johannes is featured in the book, “Exploring Deception Pass”.  


Visit Skagit Valley


Skagit Valley, Washington is beautifully situated between Seattle WA to the south, Vancouver BC to the north, the San Juan Islands to the west, and the North Cascade National Park to the east. La Conner, Anacortes, and Edison are artistic coastal Skagit Road Trip Summer Logocommunities. Mount Vernon and Burlington offer an array of arts and services conveniently off I-5. Sedro Woolley is the gateway to the North Cascades National Park.

From our snow-capped peaks, extraordinary farmlands and islands, to our culinary delights, waterfront towns and scenic drives, Skagit Valley has what it takes to make a great destination.


Anacortes Farmers Market

Located at the historic Depot (6th & R), the Anacortes Farmers Market is beautifully located between the waterfront/marina and downtown Anacortes. Join us every Saturday, rain or shine, for your shopping, a delicious meal, live music and kids activities. With up to 70 weekly vendors you are sure to find something wonderful – whether it’s a snack of nuts, cheese, crackers and cider or fresh pasta, baguette and red wine for dinner, or maybe a special gift such as a hand made knife, blown glass bird, or the best hand knit socks around! Well behaved dogs welcome. 

Special events include Pie Festival (Sept 30) and Holiday Market (Nov 18 &19). See our website for details.

Summer Schedule: Saturdays 9am-2pm, May-October.  Winter 2018: Second Saturdays 9am-2pm Inside Depot building Jan-April 


Anacortes Museum



The Anacortes Museum preserves and interprets the history of Fidalgo and Guemes Islands and nurtures in the community an awareness and appreciation of its heritage. Founded in 1958, we feature two public sites for exploration. The Anacortes Museum’s Carnegie Gallery highlights the original Samish and Swinomish inhabitants, early explorers, local industries and cultural life. The W.T. Preston & The Maritime Heritage Center spotlights the Anacortes’ fishing fleet, salmon canneries, shipyards and sawmills and the area’s unique maritime history. 1305 8th St, Anacortes, WA 98221


Apothecary Spa

The award winning Apothecary Spa is your go to spa for peace and health, it’s a quiet refuge in a world filled with stressful demands on your body, mind and time. Restore your balance as you experience the deep relaxation of luxurious treatments. In a thoughtfully created environment – complete with soft lighting, soothing music and wonderful aromas – allow your body to surrender to the benefits of a day at the spa. Highly-trained staff offer a variety of services designed to soothe the body, relax the soul, and calm the spirit. Let them take you into a new realm of relaxation by choosing from any of their spa packages. Open 7 days a week. Located on the 2nd floor of the Majestic Inn in Anacortes. 


A Touch of Dutch 
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 Touch of Dutch carries 90+ kinds of licorice, food & gifts from The Netherlands (Holland), Germany, Sweden, Norway, and  bits from Belgium, France, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, England and More!

Plus: Solid Lotion Bars (Made in the USA), Handstamped jewelry from a local artist, Handmade local Goatsmilk Soap, Christmas and more!  Open Mon-Sat 10:30-5pm, Sundays 12:30-5pm    11 NW Front Street, Coupeville WA 98239



AdventureTerra is no ordinary educational climbing guide service in Washington State. Specializing in rock and canopy climbing activities, our adventurous courses go beyond the normal and leave people with lifelong experiences they will never forget. Our experiences are fun activities designed to teach people how to climb and more. They are also designed to help participants explore and build upon important character skills and traits like: confidence, inspiration, tenacity, passion, discipline, selflessness, courage and principles. AdventureTerra looks forward to climbing and sharing these powerful unique experiences with you.


Basket Works NW by Reggie

Unique Northwest Basketry and Classes/Hand Dyed & Woven, Amazing Color Palettes

Basketry brings together all of my artistic talents and combining my love of weaving with natural fibers, blending color and creating shapes. Clients are encouraged to discuss their ideas and color preferences, allowing me to create custom baskets to fit their individual needs and artistic tastes. I am passionate about basketry and look forward to sharing with YOU!   Whidbey Island working studio, OPEN to the PUBLIC. Best to call or text, or by chance. 2459 Cahill Place, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. Facebook/Basket Works N.W. by Reggie

Hours: Spring-Summer – 11am to 8pm Fall-Winter – 12 noon to 6pm


Bob’s Chowder Bar & BBQ Salmon


Bob’s Chowder Bar & BBQ Salmon started at the Anacortes Farmers Market.  On Saturdays, locals gathered for Bob’s grilled wild salmon and award winning clam chowder.  The team decided to offer their food year round and the restaurant was born.  We’re glad to have a gathering place for locals and visitors alike.  Bob’s is the place for families, for fun and for great seafood. 

Bob’s features Gluten Free & Dairy Free options.  Do you have a non-fish lover in the group? No worries,  Bob’s Chowder Bar offers plenty of choices for everyone.  Bob’s has a Kids Menu too!  3320 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes.

Open summers from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm.


Candlewood Suites, WA

Located in Oak Harbor, on beautiful Whidbey Island, Washington, this hotel’s welcoming amenities and cozy surroundings provide the convenience of a hotel and the comfort of an apartment. With Naval Air Station Whidbey a short drive away and many restaurants within walking distance, you’ll never run out of things to do at the Candlewood Suites® Oak Harbor, Washington.

Corporate travelers will appreciate our complimentary parking and HSIA. Guests can count on an easy commute to Naval Air Station Whidbey, Whidbey General Hospital, and IDEX.


Deception Pass Tours

Learn about Deception Pass, the Bridge and surrounding area on this amazing tour aboard the “Island Whaler.” Enjoy the thrill of a fast jet boat through Deception Pass with a knowledgeable interpreter. Hourly tours leave from Deception Pass State Park, and Whale Watching Tours leave on weekends.


Escape Anacortes

We are a family-run escape room business located in Anacortes, Washington. We strive to create an experience that captivates the player by immersing them in a storyline, challenging their wits with unique puzzles, and reflecting the historic and beautiful atmosphere of Anacortes itself. Come visit us for a challenging adventure you won’t find anywhere else!  1010 34th St Ste S, Anacortes, WA 98221


Fidalgo Artisan Yarn & Clothing

Come explore the world of artisan yarns and clothing at this boutique yarn shop. Fidalgo Artisan Yarn & Clothing built its reputation on high quality, unusual hand-dyed yarns.  Our owner is a master at blending dyes to create beautiful one-of-a-kind colorways. We feature over 20 varieties of natural fiber yarns from lace to chunky weights in a stunning array of colors. The shop also offers a growing selection of weaving yarns, spinning fibers, shop designed patterns and a range of knitting and crochet supplies, project bags, accessories and classes. Our tagline, “Let’s get creative” encompasses our passion for color, style and innovation.  711 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes.


Hidden Wonders Photo Tours

Visit the best photographic sites. Learn professional tips & tricks. Join award-winning artist/photographer/guide Kim Tinuviel on a fun and educational half-day backroads adventure or a magical dark sky workshop! Bring any DSLR and she’ll help you improve your photography skills. There’s something to learn and enjoy for all photographers ages 12+! Smartphone cameras and point & shoots are also welcome during daylight tours.  Full day tours are also available. Please call 844 484-1313 to inquire.

Each tour is a private event for you and those you invite. Tours are customized to your unique interests and skill level, while workshops are dedicated to specific topics. Come alone, with a partner or bring a group of friends. Tours depart daily from Whidbey Island (May-Oct).


Jersey Mike’s Subs

At Jersey Mike’s Subs, we’re all about quality. What makes a Jersey Mike’s Sub so good? It’s the ingredients! High quality meats and cheese sliced in front of you, store baked bread and, the authentic taste – served Mike’s Way, fresh lettuce, onions, tomatoes, oil, vinegar and spices! Of course, everything is served with a smile. Have an event or party coming up? Jersey Mike’s catering is sure to please, choose from our subs by the box, subs by the bag or personal boxed lunches and don’t forget the dessert! Our cookie and brownie trays are the perfect finale to any type of gathering.

31595 SR 20, Suite A5, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Pacific Mammal Research


Pacific Mammal Research (PacMam) is a scientific research organization in Anacortes, WA that studies free-ranging marine mammals in the Salish Sea to improve our understanding of their life history, behavior, social structure and ecology within a dynamic and changing environment. Using traditional and innovative scientific techniques we provide information critical for conservation measures and create public awareness through education.  1513 A Ave, Anacortes WA 98221


Rue & Primavera Occupational & Physical Therapy

Fifteen years ago, Thomas and Wendolyn decided to leave the hospital setting and set up a private practice for physical and occupational therapy. After decades of working in hospitals and outpatient clinics, they decided to open up their own clinic.  They knew they had something special to offer patients. 

It was all about building a place that would sync with their core values, while offering a warm and friendly place to land for those who are in pain or for those who could benefit from their expertise.


Skagit Guided Adventures
(360) 474-7479

Skagit Guided Adventures offers small group Nature Tours and Day Hikes around Anacortes, Skagit Valley, Mount Baker and the North Cascades in NW Washington.

Naturalist-led ADVENTURES are designed to “Re-Wild” your Spirit! by connecting you to NW Washington’s Wilderness, Wildlife and Wildflowers.  Along the way, learn about the natural & cultural history, marine & terrestrial habitats, flora & fauna, and ways of life of NW Washington.  Adventure areas include: Anacortes, Skagit Valley, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, North Cascades National Park and Washington State Parks.


Whidbey Island Distillery

Whidbey Island Distillery is a family owned business run by three generations of the Heising family. They set out in 2009 to make distilled spirits on Washington’s own Whidbey Island, and in September 2011 they sold the first bottle of their Loganberry Liqueur.

Bev and Steve Heising bought 9 acres of beautiful Whidbey Island hillside in 2009. They renovated existing buildings to include a distillery building (the Bunker), a residence (the Bunk House), a tasting room, and other multi-use buildings on the property.

Since then the Whidbey Island Distillery has become a recognized producer of some of finest spirits in the world. Among numerous awards, our Blackberry Liqueur holds a 98 rating by the Beverage Testing Institute making it the highest rated spirit (of any kind) produced in North America.


Whidbey News Group
(360) 675-6611

For 125 years, the Whidbey News-Times has served as the local, hometown newspaper for North and Central Whidbey. From Greenbank to Deception Pass, we report on people, issues and events that matter to you. The newspaper is based in Oak Harbor, where the Navy, schools and business are hot topics. Coupeville is the Island County’s seat, and the environment, history, development and tourism get plenty of attention. On North Whidbey, people often discuss traffic and state parks. When there’s news happening, be assured the News-Times will report on it.

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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