Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Deception Pass Campground

Deception Pass Campground
Location: Whidbey Island, Washington
Duration: Varies
Season: Year round
Distance: N/A
Difficulty: Easy

Deception Pass is one of Washington's favorite spots with visitors flocking to see the spectacular bridge and Pass, making it one of the most visited parks in the nation.
Because of Whidbey Island's temperate climate, many birds and waterfowl winter here, including an abundance of bald eagles. Fishing is popular in the area and tent and RV camping are available year round.
This area boasts giant old growth forests, 30 miles of hiking trails, 19 miles of saltwater shoreline, and 3 freshwater lakes. Deception Pass campground has 246 campsites with picnic tables and fire pits, along with an RV dump station.
The campground has paved roads, restrooms with water fountains and power hookups for RV's. Camping is permitted in designated campsites on a reservation basis. No more than 8 people to a site, along with 2 automobiles or 4 motorcycles, except for group campsites.
Pets are allowed on leash. No firearms, fireworks or explosives are allowed. And, there are bicycle and handicap accessible campsites available.
Directions: From Seattle, drive 64 miles north on Interstate 5 to exit 230 (Anacortes/Burlington). Turn west on State Highway 20 and drive about 12 miles to the Whidbey Island junction. Proceed about six miles south on State Highway 20 to the Deception Pass Bridge. Cross the bridge onto Whidbey Island and drive south down the hill and at the bottom take a right into the campground.

For a map, pictures and more info click on Deception Pass Campground

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