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Dungeness Spit
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Dungeness Spit
Dungeness Spit lies within Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and is one of the states best locations for wildlife viewing. The wildlife refuge is home to birds, land and sea animals and fish and shellfish. Dungeness Spit shoots 5.5 miles out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, creating a harbor and bay of tide flats. A historic lighthouse built in 1857 stands at the end of the spit and is still open to visitors. More than 250 species of bird can be seen at the refuge along with more than 50 mammals.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
Beach 10 mi 1 / 5 6.5 / 10 125 ft

User Groups
Hikers, Horses

Accessibility
Year round

Permits
Small entrance fee per family
 
Hike Featured In...
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By Craig Romano
Driving Directions:
From US 101, West to Sequim. North on Kitchen-Dick Rd for 3 miles to Dungeness Recreation Area.
Contact Information:
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
Washington Maritime NWR Complex
33 South Barr Road
Port Angeles, Wa 98362
Tel: 360.457.8451
http://www.fws.gov/washingtonmaritime/dungeness/

Books
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Maps
USGS Dungeness
Dungeness
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