Our park is iconic, memorable and world class – as a park and as an environment.
It may be the most scenic and accessible park in the State of Washington. Once visited, it is a place you will want to return and never forget.
With over 3800 acres, a marine and camping park with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline on three lakes, the park is actually located on two islands — Fidalgo to the north and Whidbey to the south. It also encompasses a number of smaller island and the Dugualla State Park in conjunction with Island County.
Deception Pass Park is a precious and vulnerable natural resource that needs our help and care. The Park Foundation supports the park with programs, projects, volunteers and events – and you can too.
Become a Friend of Deception Pass Park
Joining is easy and free – just sign up for our newsletter (at right) and you have become a Friend of the Park. As a Friend, you will receive our monthly newsletter, The Current, with interesting information about the park and Foundation activities. You can also find out more about events, current projects, park history and staff.
Volunteer your skills and talents
The Foundation offers many opportunities to help, to meet interesting people and to make a contribution. Once you join our group of volunteers, there are many opportunities to become involved and make a difference. Click here to complete the application.
Our Adopt-A-Trail program allows groups to actively take part in conserving Deception Pass State Park by assisting staff in keeping the trails safe and clean. Visit our webpage to learn more.
Become a Beach Naturalist
Help visitors understand and protect the tide pools at Rosario Beach. It’s a fun and rewarding way to spend a day on the beach. Training classes start in March each year. If interested, please fill out our volunteer form at the link above.
Donate to the Foundation
Your donations help us complete restoration projects and maintain the educational and interpretive functions of the park. Click the “Donate” button at the top of the page.