|• 1.2 mi. ADA Hiking Trails|
• 38 mi. Hiking Trails
• 3 mi. Bike Trails
• 6 mi. Horse Trails
|• Boating (freshwater)|
• 2 boat ramps (freshwater)
• 450 feet of dock (freshwater)
• Fishing (freshwater)
• Swimming (freshwater)
• White-water Kayaking
• Boating (saltwater)
• 5 boat ramps (saltwater)
• 710 feet of dock (saltwater)
• 1980 feet of moorage (saltwater)
• Fishing (saltwater)
|• 2 Amphitheaters|
• Beach Exploration
• Bird Watching
• 6 Fire Circles
• 1 Horseshoe pit
• Interpretive Activities
• Mountain Biking
• Wildlife Viewing
A playground is available in the park.
To prevent serious accidents, hikers are encouraged to stay on main trails and avoid straying to the sides. Mountain biking is prohibited except in marked areas. Fires and swimming are permitted in designated areas only.
A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website.
Free days at state parks
: Visit Washington state parks for free. The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on designated free days.
2014 State Parks free days:
Jan. 19 and 20 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 19 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 101st birthday
April 19 – A spring Saturday free day
April 22 – Earth Day
May 11 – A spring Saturday free day
June 7 and 8 – In honor of National Trails Day and WDFW Free Fishing Weekend
June 14 – National Get Outdoors Day
Aug. 25 – In honor of National Park Service’s birthday
Sept. 27 –National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11 – Veteran's Day weekend
Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov
|Date/time||Event description||State Park|
9 - 11 a.m.
|Kukutali Tours: Take a free tour along the Kukutali Preserve. Two-hour tours are available every Saturday morning. Reservations are required. Space is limited to 12 participants at a time. For more information or to make a reservation, call the caretaker at (360) 661-0682.
||Deception Pass, Kukutali Preserve|
||Two mile Stand-Up Paddle Board Race: NEW for 2013! Join us after the Deception Pass Dash. Both events are scheduled for Sun., Dec. 8, 2013 at Deception Pass State Park near Oak Harbor, Washington. Designed for beginners, the SUP race includes a 2-mile paddle from the Bowman Bay Boat Launch to Deception Island and back.
Register here: http://outdooradventurecenter.com/adventure/deception-island-paddle-board-short-race/
|Deception Pass, Bowman Bay boat launch|
||8th Annual Deception Pass Dash!: Join us for an exciting 6-mile paddle through the swirling current of Deception Pass near Oak Harbor, Washington for human-powered vessels; kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards. This annual paddling event is open to all paddlers ages 16+. The race will be held on the morning of Sun., Dec. 8, 2013. Pre-race clinics will be held at the park on Sat., Dec. 7. The challenging 6-mile course takes paddlers through the swirling waters of Deception Pass! All racers should have significant paddling experience and proven self-rescue skills. If this is your first paddle race, or you'd like to brush up on your rescue skills and take advantage of early check-in, be sure to join us on Saturday, Dec. 7 for some on-water practice and classes.
Register here: http://outdooradventurecenter.com/adventure/deception-pass-dash-2013
||Deception Pass 50K/25K: See dramatic standing waves and whirlpools in Deception Pass, mountain views, sea bluffs and dense old-growth while racing through Deception Pass State Park. The annual 25K and 50K trail run by Rainshadow Running snakes through single track trails on both the north and south sides of the Deception Pass Bridge. Registration and fee required for participation. For more information, visit www.rainshadow-running.blogspot.com.
|First Day Hikes: Ring in 2014 by hiking at a Washington state park on New Year’s Day. Discover the natural beauty of Washington as part of a national effort to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Moderate difficulty, 2 - 3 miles round trip, dogs on leash allowed. Bring winter shoes and clothing, water, snacks, camera. Visit the Coastal Artillery Museum at noon for directions to the Memories Vault. Deception Pass Foundation will provide hot drinks and snacks at the end of the hike. First Day Hikes are presented in partnership with America’s State Parks. For more information about hikes across the country, visit www.americasstateparks.org.
||Deception Pass, Cornet Bay Retreat Center|
(360) 675-3767 x 31
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The Cornet Bay launch is open in winter.
The park provides five saltwater and two freshwater boat ramps, plus 710 feet of saltwater dock and 450 feet of freshwater dock. All motors are prohibited on Pass Lake, and only electric motors are allowed on Cranberry Lake.
A daily watercraft launching permit for $7 and a trailer dumping permit for $5 may be purchased at the park.
Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices,online
, and at parks when staff is available.
The park also offers 1,980 feet of saltwater moorage. A boat pumpout facility is located at Cornet Bay.Moorage fees
are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m. Daily and annual permits are available. For more information, call (360) 902-8844.
Picnic and Day-use Facilities
The park provides four kitchen shelters with electricity and six without, all of which were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Fifty sheltered and 261 unsheltered picnic tables are also provided. Picnic tables are first come, first served, but kitchen shelters are reservable by visiting online
or calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.