Cornet Bay is the main saltwater access point for boaters at Deception Pass. With six lanes of launching space, floats alongside, moorage docks for overnight use, and parking space for over 100 vehicles, Cornet Bay is a starting point for adventures around the park waters, the San Juan Islands and beyond. The calm waters alongside the docks are popular spots for crabbing and fishing.
From the launch parking lot, you can pursue one of the great Deception Pass Park hikes: Hoypus Point Natural Forest Area. Amidst one of the largest remaining tracts of old growth forest in western Washington, the Hoypus Point trails offer solitude and tranquility away from the bustle of the more popular westward park areas. The Hoypus Point trails can be accessed via two trail heads along the portion of Cornet Bay Road that is closed to vehicles. Hoypus Point is part of the larger Hoypus Forest area, which contains the most expansive trail system in the park.
Boat launching and overnight moorage requires a fee, payable at a kiosk near the launch area.