The rock interpretive building sits on a green lawn with tall, green trees and a blue sky behind it
Ariel view of the interpretive center with the beach visible in the front of the picture. A kitchen shelter sits in the background, behind the interpretive center.

Civilian Conservation Corps Interpretive Center

4402 Bowman Bay Rd, Anacortes, WA 98221


Deception Pass State Park houses the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Interpretive Center featuring photos, artifacts, and video from CCC projects from across the state.

Map & visitor guide

Additional information

Located in Bowman Bay, the center was originally built in the 1930s as a CCC bathhouse. In 1987, the building was renovated into a museum by CCC alumni and Washington State Parks staff. The center’s exhibits tell the incredible story of the CCC’s work across the state during the Great Depression. 

Nearby attractions

Deception Pass State Park offers camping with five saltwater and two freshwater boat launches.