Hoypus Point Restoration


This proposed project will remove 350 feet of shoreline armor and debris and restore nearshore processes at Hoypus Point located on the north end of Deception Pass State Park near Cornet Bay. Project partners include Northwest Straits Foundation, Island County Marine Resources Committee, and Washington State Parks. Shore armor and debris infringe on and bury potential surf smelt and sand lance spawning habitat. Surf smelt and sand lance spawn in the mid to upper reaches of the beaches and are important prey for our migrating salmon in the Whidbey Basin which are critical for the recovery of Southern Resident Killer Whales. The report below summarizes the feasibility study, documents the selection process for the preferred site location, and outlines the conceptual design for the site.

Hoypus and Possession Points Restoration Feasibility Report 



Posted on

August 18, 2020