Photos by Tag: cranberry lake

October 10th, 2023

Celebrating the sun at Deception Pass

Fall weekend at Deception Pass State Park. There’s a reason this is one of the most popular parks in the state. Actually, there are many reasons. Among them: fishing opportunities, freshwater and saltwater; beachwalking, breathtaking views; water adventures, trail walking, camping … almost any Northwest adventure you can imagine! Grab your Discover Pass and head […]

October 8th, 2023

Kevlar canoe at Cranberry

There was a lot of activity at Deception Pass State Park today, as one would expect on a sunny Sunday in October. Among those enjoying the park’s assets was Patrick, a Bellingham resident who traveled to Whidbey for an adventure in his kevlar canoe. Cranberry Lake.

September 18th, 2023

Tunnel to dunes

I love this area of Deceeption Pass State Park. There is a winding paved pathway (ADA standards) between Cranberry Lake and the dunes area of West Beach. Trees and vegetation give the trail a tunnel effect. There is an eagle’s nest in the neighborhood and although I’ve never seen one, there is evidence of a […]

February 11th, 2023

Fishing Cranberry

Some fish from the shore, others from boats … or kayaks. Cranberry Lake at Deception Pass State Park.

January 5th, 2023

New dock at Cranberry Lake

Among Centennial projects at Deception Pass State Park was this new dock on Cranberry Lake. Already a very popular feature among local fishermen.

November 21st, 2021

Line in the water, early morning

A lone fisherman checks his line. Cranberry Lake at Deception Pass State Park.

August 3rd, 2021

Smoke from area wildfires

Strange light, primarily due to smoke from wildfires as far away as British Columbia, Northern California, Oregon and eastern Washington. Monday afternoon scenes from Rosario Beach and Deception Pass State Park.

June 4th, 2021

Trail fix under way, ADA accessible

A repair and resurfacing project is under way in the dunes area of Deception Pass State Park near Cranberry Lake. The ADA trail was no longer accessible to wheelchairs, with tree roots pushing up through the asphalt. During the closure, old asphalt will be removed, with new gravel placed and fresh paving installed. A wonderful […]

April 29th, 2021

From kayaking to Kasakhstan

I encountered this kayaker at Cranberry Lake this morning. I asked him if I could take his photo, and he said yes. He then identified himself as John O’Connell, a retired teacher in Washington State, now on his way to teach in Kasakhstan (central Asia, formerly a Soviet republic). Too early to retire, he said. […]

April 15th, 2021

Air Jaden II

It’s been exciting to see the work of young Anacortes photographer Jaden D’Angelo, especially some of his drone work. These images include an evening shot over Fidalgo Bay and a bird’s eye view of Cranberry Lake at Deception Pass State Park. Enjoy!

March 27th, 2021

Dunes area photo album

It is an extraordinary neighborhood: the dunes area between the ocean and lake at Deception Pass State Park. This area is located south of the West Beach restrooms. Surf on one side, fresh lake water on the other.

March 16th, 2021

A morning for the birds

I always enjoy a visit to Deception Pass State Park, but my Monday morning journey was extraordinary in terms of birds. There were Canada geese and mallards at Cranberry Lake; bald eagles perched in a treetop between lake and surf. There were sparrows, crows and of course, seagulls and cormorants. There was a hawk flying […]

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