Earlier this year I had to travel to Oak Harbor, WA located on the beautiful Whidbey Island. I chose to take the “land” route by taking Highway 20 from Burlington to Oak Harbor. An alternative to that route would be taking the ferry from Mukilteo.
If you take this beautiful drive you will have to cross the Deception Pass Bridge. Because I had a tight schedule I wasn’t able to take any of the longer trails. However, I walked both bridges and took a bunch of photos from the sidewalk along the bridge and from the trail leading down to Macs Cove. There is a BBQ pit down here in a small open air cabin and ample seating along the beach area. If you want, you can almost drive all the way down here. There is a parking lot only a few feet away but you need to pay the daily fee or be in possession of a Washington State Discovery Pass.
According to Washington State Parks, the Deception Pass State Park is the most visited state park in Washington State. Understandable with the views you get just from the bridge. Now think about all the beautiful hikes you can do at the Deception Pass State Park.
The bridge opened in 1935 and connects Whidbey Island with Fidalgo Island. From 1924 until the completion of the bridge a small ferry was running in between the two islands.
The bridge consists of two spans (Canoe Pass Span and Deception Pass Span) which connect on Pass Island.