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Bowman Bay Campground | Deception Pass State Park

The Bowman Bay Campground is a smaller camping area located in Deception Pass State Park. With only 20 sites, it's more secluded than the more popular options in the park.

This small campsite is located in one of the most popular Washington state parks.

Read our Deception Pass State Park Visitor's Guide for all you need to know about visiting this popular state park. Including the best seasons, accommodations, the top-rated hikes in the area, and a history of the state park.

Bowman Bay Campground Information

Explore what you need to know before you go to Bowman Bay Campground at Deception Pass State Park:

  • There are only 20 campsites

  • 18 are tent sites and 2 are RV hookups

  • Restroom and showers nearby

  • Picnic tables nearby

  • Up to 8 guests per site

  • Up to 6 vehicles

  • No wheelchair access

  • Campfires are allowed

  • Pet are allowed

Bowman Bay Campground Map

Bowman Bay Campground is located within Deception Pass State Park and is around a 4-minute drive from the Deception Pass Bridge and within walking distance to the water.

What to Do Near Bowman Bay Campground

Near Bowman Bay Campground in Deception Pass State Park you can:

  • Hike

  • Fish

  • Paddle

  • Swim

  • Wildlife watch

  • Boat

  • Bike

  • Ride horses

Deception Pass Bridge
Deception Pass Bridge

Bowman Bay Campground Review

Bowman Bay Campground is far more secluded than the two other campgrounds in the park. But, you still may find yourself feeling crowded by the other sites and the noise of planes overhead. We highly recommend going during the week and trying to get a space on the outskirts of the site.

Bowman Bay Campground Reservations

It is highly recommended to make reservations before heading to Bowman Bay Campground! As one of three campgrounds near Deception Pass State Park, this campground is usually booked months in advance.

To make reservations at Bowman Bay Campground, follow the link through to Washington State Park Reservations.

You can also call 1-888-CAMP OUT to make reservations.

Camping Near Deception Pass State Park

There are a few other camping options at Deception Pass State Park. They are:

  • Quarry Pond Campground - is the only campground open year-round at Deception Pass State Park.

  • Cranberry Campground - a selection of 230+ campsites that are often busy but very close to the beach.

  • Ben Ure Cabin - a private, two-person cabin available to rent on Ben Ure.

  • The Cornet Bay Retreat Center - accommodates 200 people.

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