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Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Sequim, WA
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360-457-8451
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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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You enter through a section of forest that takes you past two great photo op locations looking out over the Dungness Spit towards the lighthouse. The spit is five miles long and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You enter through a section of forest that takes you past two great photo op locations looking out over the Dungness Spit towards the lighthouse. The spit is five miles long and is what is known as a living spit as it continues to increase in length. There are numerous birds and marine life. Be sure to bring your camera... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The refuge is very well prepared for a comfortable visit. The trail to reach the coast is easy and short. The best view of the refuge is probably from the slope of the hill above the coast spit (a narrow point of land projecting into the sea). The hike along the coast is attractive, but appeared to be somewhat challenging,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We've been here many times, in every season. It is a magical place. The spit is entirely protected, with road access bringing you within a mile. A quiet forest trail opens up to views of the spit, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and (on a clear day) the coastal mounains in Canada. You can walk ten miles roundtrip to... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Worth a stop if you have time. We parked at one of the first little parking areas we came to which was a mistake since we then had to walk the bluff trail before we got to the main parking area with restrooms and the downhill trail to the beach. The beach is very pretty and peaceful. We could see... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is one of those "must see" places on the Olympic Peninsula. Located on the outskirts of Sequim, the refuge has beautiful trails through the woods and along the coast, with spectacular views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Olympic Mountains, Vancouver Island and Mt. Baker. For the more adventurous, hike the entire 11 miles (round trip) on... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Pick a low tide and walk to the lighthouse, 5.5 miles on sand each way, or just part way, or sit and watch the shipping traffic and sub hunting planes.

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Independence, Oregon, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful views, great trails, nice campground, and - of course - wildlife. What more could you ask for? If you'd like a mini-version that's a bit handier, look for Ediz Hook in Port Angeles.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We went to Dungeness Spit on the way from Port Townsend to Port Angeles. It was a little hard to find, but well worth it. There is a very nice nature hike that leads to the Spit, about a mile or less. The Spit itself is 5 miles out to the Lighthouse, we only walked on it for awhile and... More 

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West Jordan, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A good hike but that is about it. Got my exercise and some nice views. No wildlife and very few birds. Mainly just a hike.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Helpful and knowledgeable personnel and so many options to choose from. We chose the .5 trail down to the Dungeness Spit and are so happy we did. It is a totally different perspective from higher views.

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