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Old 07-14-2014, 11:05 AM   #1
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Deception Pass Camping July 2014

We camped for two nights with our son and his family at Deception Pass. The weather forecast called for hot weather, but in the woods of the Lower Loop it was cool, and there are generously sized campsites. There was no problem getting a campsite mid-week. Lots to see in the area -- some photos here:
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:16 PM   #2
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Nice shots Brian.

Where is this Deception Pass?
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I've heard the State Park there is beautiful. It's on our list (well at least in the top 50 on our list -- we are going to be busy!) of places to see. Nice shots.
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DP is one of the state's very best parks IMO. Looks like Brian's family gets an A+ in memory-making.
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Where is this Deception Pass?
Here is a link: Deception Pass State Park | Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

Deception Pass State Park is at the northern end of Whidbey Island, which is in Washington State just south of Anacortes and west of Mount Vernon.
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DP is also just a short distance from Sumas. Many (us included) use this for the first night or two as you organize your trailer after picking up. This was our first time ever with an rv and we got to try out many of the challenges of backing in, leveling, hooking up, etc. Price was a little high at $38 per night, but was worth it for a short tow the first day. Also close to a supermarket to get supplies.
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First. Very nice photographs, Brian.
We're picking up our 19 on 8/19. I was planning on camping at Deception Pass but read that there is an Air Force base near by and fighter jets buzz the park. Is that a reason not to go there? Are the flights so frequent they're troublesome?
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I was planning on camping at Deception Pass but read that there is an Air Force base near by and fighter jets buzz the park. Is that a reason not to go there? Are the flights so frequent they're troublesome?
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When we were there we could hear the flights during the day time, but they were not bothersome. At night we slept very well.
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The planes are part of the atmosphere---you can hear them but tune them out--the park is so darned popular for so many years---the planes don't seem to bother people.

Great little trails and the walkover the bridge is worth more than a few pictures..We have seen seals chasing salmon under the bridge near the edges..
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Don't let any of those Navy pilots hear you call the Air Force! ;-)
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