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December 17th, 2020

Doing battle with invasive plants

I entered a war zone Thursday afternoon when I encountered a four-person team at Deception Pass State Park, West Beach dune area. These members of the Washington Conservation Corps have been working all week at the park, pulling out invasive species in the dune/forest area east of Cranberry Lake. Among non-native plants on the hit […]

November 27th, 2020

Northern Shovelers, lake visit

Nothing “black” about this Friday! I was pleased today to encounter Northern Shoveler ducks on Cranberry Lake in Deception Pass State Park. Beautiful birds.

October 27th, 2020

Cast away!

Two young fishermen invest time in a “sport” that dates back thousands of years, casting their lines with eager anticipation. Cranberry Lake, Deception Pass State Park on a sunny Fall weekend.

September 9th, 2020

Cranberry kingfisher

“Bonus bird” on a weekday trip to Cranberry Lake in Deception Pass State Park was this kingfisher.

September 8th, 2020

Morning on the water

Despite the distinct presence of smoke from eastern Washington wildfires, many opted to get outdoors Tuesday morning to enjoy some time on the water. The power boat pictured here passes west on Deception Pass, with Lottie and Bowman bays visible in the distance. Teen buddies gathered their fishing gear and headed for Cranberry Lake, as […]

July 21st, 2020

Misty morning paddle

Canada geese slide by the shore of Cranberry Lake on a misty summer morning.

June 4th, 2020

Cranberry Lake & environs

Typically Cranberry Lake at Deception Pass Park is crazy busy at this time of year. Given COVID-19 restrictions, however, most activity has taken place on weekends. Regardless, an early morning visit to this beautiful corner of our awesome neighborhood park yields greater opportunity for a peaceful walk. There is much to enjoy.

June 2nd, 2020

Peace and the paddleboarder

Except for a solo fisherman, this paddleboarder had Cranberry Lake all to herself Tuesday morning. Solitude becomes a rare thing at Deception Pass Park as summer months bring more people than ever at an already popular state park.

March 31st, 2020

Lakeside madrona grove

This beautiful spot is located just a few yards from the main road to the West Beach/Cranberry Lake area of Deception Pass State Park. Can’t wait for the “all clear” that will allow us access to this park once again.

January 26th, 2020

Lakeside road

This winding road leads to and from the West Beach area of Deception Pass State Park. Running parallel to the road along the shore of Cranberry Lake is a pedestrian path just inches from water’s edge.

January 24th, 2020

Let’s go fishing

Friday afternoon was beautiful, a fact not lost on these fishermen at Cranberry Lake in Deception Pass State Park.

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