Dungeness Recreation Area in Washington

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Dungeness Recreation Area

The gateway to the Dungeness spit, the Dungeness Recreation Area provides a bevy of recreational opportunities from hiking and bird hunting to camping and picnicking, all in a lovely setting on the Strait.

  • Spend a night or two at a campsite overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca 
  • Enjoy light hiking that’s perfect for the kids 
  • Take advantage of a 100-acre bird hunting area for pheasant enthusiasts 
  • Go horseback riding on the beach or through the forest

What can I see and do at Dungeness Recreation Area? 

  • Camping: The picturesque camping area here has 64 premium sites located on a bluff overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The campground is open from February through the end of September. There are no utility hook-ups except at two host sites. Accessible restrooms and showers are on-site. Half of the campsites can be reserved; others are first come, first served. 
  • Hiking: There’s plenty of room for some light hiking inside this recreation area. Check out the 1-mile-long scenic bluff trail that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. Picnic areas are located along the way and this is an ideal spot to enjoy an al fresco lunch. 
  • Bird Hunting: During hunting season (generally October and November), the Dungeness Recreation Area opens its 100-acre upland bird hunting area on the weekends and holidays. Pheasant hunters consider this an excellent place to practice their sport. 
  • Horseback Riding: Horses are welcome in particular areas of the park. Equestrians can experience a variety of terrain here, including forest, uplands, and beach. Look for the trails with white-topped posts, which indicate that horses are permitted.

Where is Dungeness Recreation Area?

From Port Angeles, take 101 East towards Sequim to left on Old Olympic Highway. Next, turn left on Kitchen-Dick Road, right on Lotzgesell, and left on Voice of America Road West to signs for the recreation area.

How much does Dungeness Recreation Area cost?

There is no charge to enter the recreation area. Of course, there are nightly fees for camping.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

For more information on this attraction, call Clallam County Parks at 360-417-2291.