Deception Pass – Island Grille Property

Category Overview

State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.

Project Highlights

Deception Pass State Park is a 4,174-acre marine and camping park with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline, and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline on three lakes. Rugged cliffs drop to meet the turbulent waters of Deception Pass. The park is outstanding for breath-taking views, old-growth forests and abundant wildlife. This project will fund acquisition of a vacant building located on approximately one acre, adjacent to Sunrise Resort. The 2,000 square foot building will be remodeled to house administrative and visitor services, which will be relocated from within the park. The present location of the administrative site has historic, scenic and recreational qualities that will provide a superior area for visitor use.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $1,103,125.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Island Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 04-1234

Location Details

Driving south on Hwy. 20 from Anacortes cross the Deception Pass Bridge and continue south. The first traffic light is at Cornet Bay Road. The resort is NE of this intersection. Turn left (east) on Cornet Bay Road. The entrance to the resort is immediately on the left (north) side of Cornet Bay Road.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.