Ready for some fun? Each Friday evening this summer,starting on Friday, July 5th, at 7:00 p.m., the Deception Pass staff hosts a game night and craft night at the amphitheater. The amphitheater is located on North Beach just north of the Cranberry Lake campground and just east of the West Beach parking lot. This is an opportunity for new campers and other visitors to get to know some friendly rangers and interpretive staff. As a group we play Giant Jenga, challenging each other on the next piece to pull. When you pull your first Jenga piece on your visit to the park, you will get to sign in and date it if you choose. We offer a giant Yardzee game for those families that want to be more intimate. The giant dice were made by one of our staff members and were made from an old growth Douglas Fir that had fallen in the park. During your down time playing games you will get to challenge your craft skills by making creatures out of paper, binoculars out of toilet paper rolls, and on some occasions, design your own shirt. This is a great way to get to know the Deception Pass staff and find out what is happening the rest of the weekend during your visit.
Live Lecture Series
Each June, a series of lectures are held at the North Beach Amphitheater. Attendees will hear from experts on marine wildlife, bats, birds and more. Programs last an hour most Saturday nights, beginning at 7pm. Bench seating is available, though attendees may bring folding chairs. Blankets and insect repellent are recommended.
Park staff will lead a family friendly, hour-long, .9-mile hike along the North Beach Trail, during which hikers will learn about the Deception Pass Park forests. This one-way hike leaves from the North Beach Amphitheater and ends at the North Beach parking lot. Visitors may leave a car to shuttle or hike round trip. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. These hikes run from late June to early August; please see our calendar for specific dates and times.