Natural History

Deception Pass State Park is rich in natural features. This park is a busy place with an interesting geological history, diverse plants and animals, and a bustling shoreline community. Being on the coast means the Park has an even bigger role in resource protection because of the unique natural communities that live on or near the shorelines. Then as you hike on the numerous trails you will find old growth forests, uncommon flowers, numerous trees, mushrooms, and lichens. With such a diverse natural community, you will discover something new wherever you go.

Please use the slideshows and documents below to learn more about specific plants and animals at Deception Pass State Park.

Vascular Plant List PDF

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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