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.
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.