Deception Pass is iconic, memorable, and world-class as a park and environment.
It may be the most scenic and accessible park in the State of Washington. Once visited, it is a place you will want to return and never forget.
With over 3800 acres, a marine and camping park with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline on three lakes, the park is actually located on two islands — Fidalgo to the north and Whidbey to the south. It also encompasses a number of smaller island and the Dugualla State Park in conjunction with Island County.
It is an amazing resource and needs our help and care. The Deception Pass Park Foundation assists the park in many ways and you can too!
Become a Friend of Deception Pass Park:
Joining is easy and free – just sign up for our newsletter (at right) and you have become a Friend of the Park. As a Friend, you will receive our monthly Current newsletter and interesting information about the park. Find out about events, activities, current projects and interesting articles about the Park’s history and staff.
Volunteer your skills and talents:
There are lots of opportunities to help, meet interesting people and make a contribution. AND there is always something interesting going on at our favorite park! Click here to complete our Volunteer Form
Become a Beach Naturalist:
Help visitors understand and protect the tide pools at Rosario Beach. It’s a fun and rewarding way to spend a day on the beach. Training classes start in March each year. If interested, please fill out our volunteer form at the link above.
Donate to the Foundation:
Your donations help us complete restoration projects and maintain the educational and interpretive functions of the park. Click the “Donate” button to your right to make a difference.