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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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A great Natural Wonder

The refuge comprises of many areas, some marsh, some woods, but the main attraction is the "spit" A roundtrip from the parking lot to the Lighthouse and back is 11 miles. This is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The refuge comprises of many areas, some marsh, some woods, but the main attraction is the "spit" A roundtrip from the parking lot to the Lighthouse and back is 11 miles. This is thru sand and sand and more sand. It should be attempted in proper foot gear, not the flip flops you see people attempting and failing by wearing.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We spent a few hours discovery the sights and birds and walking the spit. A $3.00 fee was worth it and they have volunteers on sight to answer questions. The trail was a mile or so, paved down to the spit. It is a little steep on the way back but only for a short distance. They post plenty of... More 

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Reston, Virginia USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is such a nice walk. Even the beginning part through the rainforest was nice, but the walk along the spit out into the ocean is wonderful. You can go as far or as short as you like, it's all beautiful. Amazing driftwood logs. We really enjoyed it.

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Maple Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is a must see. Great place to explore and lots of photo opps. It is a good idea to plan to visit early in the morning to be able to park. i was surprised it only cost 3 dollars. Deffinently follow advice if you plan on walking to the light house.

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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was a fun little hike for our family. We have 4 kids and they all enjoyed themselves. We didn't hike all the way, or even half, but spent time letting the kids play on the beach, skipping rocks, building with driftwood, and having some snacks. We probably spent over two hours here.

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Be sure to check the tide schedule. We went at low tide when it was easier walking, but by the time we turned around and headed back, the tide was coming in and the wind was in our faces. The tide's being in meant we were walking in deeper sand and also climbing up and over driftwood. We were tired,... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We walked the spit for about a mile. There were several interesting things to see-a gull picking up clams and dropping/smashing them to get at the meat inside. Beautiful rocks everywhere that were fun to use to build small cairns. Small fish trapped in a tidepool. And several loons, floating out on the water. Nice hike.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Interpretive displays.boardwalks and hiking trails as well as the Dungeness Spit, a 5.5 mile sand Spit with a quaint lighthouse at the end of it. My husband and I hiked this wide strip of beach to the Lighthouse and back(11 miles). What an amazing hike! We felt like we were the only people on the beach! There is the ocean... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Easy 1/2 mile hike down to stunning beach. You could walk the 5 miles to the lighthouse or just pull up some driftwood to sit and relax. Kids ages 10-16 spent 2 hours skipoing rocks, building driftwood forts, playing in the mud and jumping waves in FRIGID water. Unique and a must see. $3 per vehicle to park - bring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the home of the "world's longest sand spit." If you enjoy walking/hiking on a beach while listening to the roaring surf, this a place you shouldn't pass up. The driftwood forms sculptures and the sea casts myriads of colored rocks onto the shore. There were children running and building sand castles, but mainly, this is a place to... More 

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