Photos by Tag: deception pass state park

January 9th, 2023

Park tree more than 850 years old

This inspiring Douglas Fir at Deception Pass State Park is estimated to be more than 850 years old. Visitors are asked to remain at a distance. “Oil painting” effect on January 2023 photograph.

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.

October 27th, 2022

Light in the darkness

A shaft of light through the trees brightens a path at Deception Pass State Park.

May 16th, 2022

Park managers honored

I think of them as “Head Rangers,” but technically the chief executive officer at Deception Pass State Park operates under the title of “Manager.” All past and present managers were honored this year with a large “plaque” posted in front of the main park office on Highway 20. Creation of the sign and an accompanying […]

February 22nd, 2022

Cold and clear

Another cold, clear day in northwest Washington. No better place to celebrate the views than Deception Pass State Park (North Beach on right, Deception Pass Bridge on horizon).

February 22nd, 2022

Depression era shelter

Morning light illuminates shelter at Bowman Bay. This structure dates back to the Thirties, when workers from the federal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built many structures, timber/stone guardrails and paths.

February 21st, 2022

Presidents Day outing

Presidents Day sunshine drew this crew out to North Beach at Deception Pass State Park.

February 3rd, 2022

AHS students make long-term contribution: 2006

It was the 2005-06 school year when Anacortes High School students in Victor Garcia’s Marine Science class worked with Anacortes artist Mike Stark to create 13 panels for the Dunes Interpretive Trail at Deception Pass State Park. The panels still serve today to enlighten trail walkers regarding the beach/dunes/forest/lake ecosystem.

January 28th, 2022

New pier coming at Bowman Bay

Phase 1 of a Bowman Bay Pier construction project has started this week. The existing pier will be demolished and replaced. Bowman Bay is located on the Fidalgo Island side of Deception Pass State Park.

December 2nd, 2021

Looking good at Canoe Pass

Freshly painted Canoe Pass Bridge, as viewed from West Point at Deception Pass State Park.

November 30th, 2021

Scanning the dunes

Bald eagle at West Beach, Deception Pass State Park, in tree located between saltwater beach and freshwater lake.

November 29th, 2021

Into the forest

I don’t see deer often on the main road through Deception Pass State Park. Got off two frames this morning before this beauty disappeared into the forest.

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