History of Deception Pass Bridge

Curving gracefully between Fidalgo and Whidbey Islands, it crowns the most visited state park in Washington. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, this bridge is recognized for its engineering and the elegant architecture that complements the scenic and geologic wonder of Deception Pass.

Deception Pass State Park

Deception Pass State Park spans the gap between Whidbey Island and Fildalgo Island. At 4,134 acres, the park has 14.6 miles of saltwater shoreline, three lakes, and 35 miles of trails.

A view of the east side of Deception Pass Bridge

The Deception at Deception Pass

How could early explorers be deceived that this sea canyon was the mouth of a river?  It’s easy to understand when you take the time to watch and listen.

Deception Pass Jet Boat Tour

This jet boat tour through Deception Pass, yes- under the famous bridge and out into open water, is a fun and instructive trip whether it’s your first time, or your 20th.

Filming at Deception Pass Bridge

Constructed during the Great Depression, Deception Pass Bridge has become an iconic structure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The bridge connects North Whidbey to Fidalgo Island and the mainland beyond. Two graceful curves in the bridge stand approximately 180 feet above the turbulent waters of this narrow passage of Puget Sound. The smaller span is named Canoe … Read More

Filming at Deception Pass State Park

As well as natural scenery, this park also boasts 38 miles of trails, hundreds of campsites over three locations, several boat launches, a camp store, and other amenities. Speak to park manager Jack Hartt for more information about filming in this stunning location. Some areas may be limited because of time or visitor use, but all areas of the park … Read More

Deception Pass Tours

Tour Deception Pass by boat aboard the Island Whaler. The open-style boat means great viewing for everyone. Tours are April through fall. Whale watching tours are offered in the spring. The boat, the Island Whaler, is an open jet boat. You’ll have a 360-degree view as Captain Brett takes you through the pass, under the Deception Pass Bridge and out … Read More

Deception Pass State Park

Deception Pass State Park is outstanding for breath-taking views, old-growth forests and abundant wildlife. This is Washington State’s most popular park. The bridge over the pass is a major landmark, and sits, depending on the tide, about 18 stories above the water. There are beaches, hiking trails, camp sites and also a freshwater lake.