Bored between Xmas and New Years in the Seattle Area? Check out Deception Pass State Park.
Deception Pass State Park is a 4,134-acre marine and camping park with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline, and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline on three lakes. Rugged cliffs drop to meet the turbulent waters of Deception Pass. The park is outstanding for breath-taking views, old-growth forests and abundant wildlife.
Deception Pass is mostly known for its endless views of the surrounding waterways, and famous bridge, featured in lots of car commercials. Deception Pass is almost empty this time of the year. Yes, if can get windy & rainy, but it can be pretty nice at times as well. You will have no trouble parking and getting onto some of the great drift-wooded shorelines to photograph or just enjoy the views and the passing bald eagles.
I spent an afternoon there last week and if it wasn’t for having to get the ferry back to Port Townsend , and Whidbey Island ,( they get really packed around Xmas) I might have stayed another day.
The image above was mad last Thursday from one of the lakes in the park. This is Cranberry lake, my favorite.
So of you get cabin fever, and you can get over there, check it out!!!
Drive north on I-5 to exit 230, then travel 18 miles west on SR 20 toward Oak Harbor. Park entrance is on right, one mile south of Deception Pass Bridge.