Ranger talks to a mixed group of people at the edge of a parking lot

Lichen Walk (Deception Pass)

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No registration required. 

Join staff for a morning walk as they bring to life the mysterious world of lichen.

Walks are an hour long and great for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Directions

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Location: West Beach Shelter, Deception Pass State Park

Vehicle access to West Bach may be limited due to winter storm damage. For more information and updates on the closure, please visit the West Beach Parking Area Damage project page.  

The West Beach can be accessed by walking from the Cranberry Lake campground or East Cranberry parking lot. To request an accessible option, please contact park staff at DeceptionPass.Interpreter@parks.wa.gov. Requests must be made 24 hours in advance.

  • From HWY 20 enter the main park entrance. This entrance is located south of the bridge on Whidbey Island. 
  • Follow the road and take the second left to park at the East Cranberry parking lot. 
  • From East Cranberry parking lot, it is a one mile walk to West Beach. The shelter is located near the swim area and restrooms. 

Campers are invited to walk directly from their campsite. 

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