Photos by Tag: deception pass state park

December 30th, 2023

Walkabout at Deception Pass

It was, as always, an invigorating adventure. With the number of days slipping by in 2023, I decided Friday that I needed a healthy dose of Deception Pass State Park (pun intended). Before the afternoon was over I had walked West Beach and the dune forest trail between beach and lake. I had photographed fishermen […]

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.

May 10th, 2023

Sweeping south Fidalgo beach

Beach at Bowman Bay, on the Fidalgo side of Deception Pass State Park. View from trail linking the bay and Rosario Beach.

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.

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