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Deception Pass Bridge

Swirling Fog / Rushing Tides
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 2.7 miles
Duration: Unknown
Family Friendly

Overview :  Overview: Looking for a safe harbor? Smooth waters? So was Captain James Vancouver in June of 1798. So he sent Ship’s Master Joseph... more »

Tips:  1. The currents along the beach in the state park are strong and wild (tides run at speeds up to 7 miles per hour). Be careful.

2. If... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Deception Pass Beach

Little North Beach is only 1/10th of a mile from the parking lot. Take your time as you walk down this wooded path to the rocky beach. Marvel at the 200ft tall Redwood Trees. Revel in the massive Cedar trunks that support the fragrant roof to this pillared chamber. When you finally stroll out onto the beach, investigate the 40 ft long, 3 ft... More

2. Bridgehead Monument

Arched bridges have their own special beauty. Watching them in the swirling mists of morning fog is eerily compelling and surreal. Before this bridge was completed in 1935 by the New Deal’s Civilian Conservation Corps, the only way to reach Whidbey Island was by ferry. When the bridge was opened 700 cars crossed in the first hour. Today an average... More

3. Canoe Island Point

The base of the north and south bridges rest on Canoe Island, which splits the currents of Deception Pass. A third of a mile long, 520 feet wide, and only 200 feet from shoreline to summit, the island looks more like someone’s left shoe than a canoe. You can reach the eastern point of the island by walking down any of several paths that explorers ... More

4. North Bridgehead

On the west side of Hwy 20, just north of the Canoe Pass span of the bridge, you’ll find another parking area. This gives you access both to the shoreline west of the bridge and to an elevated view of the entire bridge span. From here you’ll be able to see/photograph the entire structure. The Canoe Pass span is 511 feet long and required 460 tons ... More