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Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Sequim, WA
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is home to over 250 species of...
The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is home to over 250 species of endangered birds, fish and mammals.
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Desert Dwellers Get A New Education

We're from the desert, so the wildlife refuge was a new experience. We recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We're from the desert, so the wildlife refuge was a new experience. We recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

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Belmont, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Walking the Dungeness Spit was a long-anticipated activity that exceeded all expectations. This was partly due to essential planning so that we set out mid-morning with a low tide just beginning to turn. We also enjoyed a gloriously warm day with only a gentle breeze. Both of these conditions are uniquely important for walkers on this narrow spit that extends... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was a great walk through the trees down to an awesome beach! We spent a long time wandering the beach checking out cool shells, neat rocks, driftwood and watching the birds. We wish we had the time to walk all the way to the lighthouse but we could see a storm blowing in so we turned around as neither... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were in Port Angeles/Squim for 4 days last week and even though we had been there many times, we had very ventured out on the spit. My daughter and I had the most amazing walk down through the woods on a paved trail and then out onto the beach/spit. So much wildlife! Some photos can be seen on our... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a walk along a beach formed by tide leaving sand away from the shore forming what is called a Spit. Due to the way the tides flow, the seagrass and weather this is a perfect refuge for many species of birds as well as many mammals. We did see many birds but the best time for birding is... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The view of the beach with impressive drift woods was very nice. There were no animals we saw there.

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

this place must go !! bring your camera , nice long walk along the beach , you could spend 4 or 5 hours to finish the 11 miles trail put your jacket on , some time so windy.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not many birds to be seen except during peak migration times but this is still a great walk and the light house is a must see.

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Olympia, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A ranger told us that this is the longest sand spit in the United States, 5.5 miles long and that it takes upwards of 5 hours for the round trip walk to the light house at the end of the spit. The walk down to the beach through the trees is really nice. Many trees and plants have signs noting... More 

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Port Angeles, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We love walking out to the light house and back (11 miles RT). Look at the tide tables before you go. Excellent history and light house keepers are wonderful. Even if you just walk a little on the spit it's worth it. Pleanty of trails above to walk your dog. Just a great way to spend the day out doors... More 

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Address: Sequim, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Sequim

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