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Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Sequim, WA
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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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From the parking area, a short walk through the forest brings you to the beach area of Dungeness Spit, a long peninsular type which projects outwards a mile or more into the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From the parking area, a short walk through the forest brings you to the beach area of Dungeness Spit, a long peninsular type which projects outwards a mile or more into the Straits of Juan de Fuxa. The views here are fantastic in many directions, and the spit is walkable all the way to its tip. Along the way you... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a great spot to explore and get some nature time in. It's good to note that the trail from the parking lot to the beach is about a 1/2 mile and has a bit of a steep downhill right before the beach. My parents are getting a little older, so it was a little effort for them, but... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning scenery on the spit. Crashing waves, walk along the driftwood makes this a magical place. You can look across the water and see Vancouver Island. A must stop! Bring dollar bills as it costs $3 to get in and they don't give change!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a little elevation at the beginning and then it's level, along the beach and goes on for five miles. We didn't go all the way, but there is a lighthouse at the end. There are great views all the way. It's a wonderful place to hike/walk. You must coordinate with the tide tables however, because at high tide... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After driving and driving and driving (with a line of other cars looking for the same thing) to find a place to get a good picture of the Dungeness spit and lighthouse that did not require a boat or an expensive telephoto lens, we found the entrance for the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. On a warm, sunny late-summer afternoon, no... More 

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Sequim, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fortunately I live pretty close to the refuge and love going there. It is a great place to ride a bike or take your dogs for a walk on the trails. The views along the bluffs are fantastic. Have yet to walk the spit. It is still on my bucket list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fun for the family1 Don't bring your new car and prepared to get kissed by a buffalo if you roll your window down!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After passing the signs on Highway 101, it was great to finally visit the wildlife refuge. When I entered, there were two large bucks with huge antlers, also deer in a field on the way out. There is so much nature here. There is a nice trail head with volunteer support help, a small fee to pay. There are also... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived at the Refuge the sea was completely socked in with fog. The beach below was barely visible. We walked along the bluff and then into the forest which leads to the Spit. The clouds started to move inland. By the time we got down to the beach there was a touch of blue sky. As we walked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our extended family made the easy trail down to the spit. The beach was beautiful. Large driftwood and beautiful scenery. Enjoyed seeing passing boats if all sizes. Very peaceful and relaxing.

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