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Dungeness Recreation Area

Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast
48.1413, -123.1905 Map & Directions
Length
3.0 miles of trails
Elevation Gain
0 feet
Big skies and big water is what you can expect to see at Dungeness Recreation Area. Photo by nwroth. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Coast

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Also known as the portal to the popular Dungeness Spit, there are many equestrian and hiker friendly trails here. Situated on the bluff above the Strait of Juan De Fuca, this area boasts 67 campsites in addition to the scenic, mile-long bluff trail and excellent birdwatching. Continue reading

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Hiking Dungeness Recreation Area

Also known as the portal to the popular Dungeness Spit, there are many equestrian and hiker friendly trails here. Situated on the bluff above the Strait of Juan De Fuca, this area boasts 67 campsites in addition to the scenic, mile-long bluff trail and excellent birdwatching.

The bluff trail affords fantastic views of the Straits and Mount Baker, and since it's almost totally flat, it's a good option for those recuperating from an injury, hiking with kids, or even negotiating a stroller. Note that you may see equestrians in some places, and please do step aside to let the horses pass if you do see them.

The gate for Dungness Spit is to the northwest of the Recreation Area. There is a fee associated with visiting the Spit -- $3 for a group of up to four people -- a pretty good deal for a trail with up to 11 miles of hiking possible.

Dungeness Recreation Area

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 48.1413, -123.1905 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

This area is open to day use only

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Port Angeles, drive east on Highway 101 for 12 miles. Turn right at milepost 260 onto Kitchen-Dick Road. At 3.3 miles, the road makes a sharp right and becomes Lotzgesell Road.

Continue for a quarter mile, and then make a left onto the patriotically-named Voice of America Road. This road is signed for the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, and Dungeness Recreation Area.

There is no fee to visit the Recreation Area, though Dungeness Spit has a $3 entrance fee, which covers groups up to 4 people. There are fees associated with staying overnight in the recreation area.

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