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About Dungeness Rec Area
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ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
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Dungeness Rec Area is located in Washington
48.143 N
-123.187 W
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10 Reviews of Dungeness Rec Area
Crowded and kinda expensive, for a fan of dispersed camping

Wife and I stayed here in April 2019, during our tour of the Olympic peninsula. We stayed in many places from Sequim to Westport, and had a great time. The Dungeness area was great for bird watching, but I wasn't really a fan of the campground. Nothing wrong with it, just too big and busy for me. 

They do take reservations, I guess it's necessary with 60+ sites, and group camping.  At $26/night for non-Clallam county residents, and a $10 reservation fee, this place is no bargain. One nice thing is they do have running water, which is a rarity in the places I usually go, and coin-operated showers. A nice shower sure does beat the adult bath wipes. Firewood is available here, for $5/bundle of 6 sticks. Looks like one round split in to six pieces. 

For the price, I'd almost recommend staying at a VRBO or AirBNB in the area. 

Pets must be allowed, because there were plenty.

Scenic location on top of a bluff located next to the Dungeness Wildlife Preserve.

Excellent views and scenic trails with semi-private campsites. It's connected to wildlife refuge where you can take a 5 mile stroll on a spit to a public light house where you can see across to Canada and other parts of the Sound. The campsites do not have electricity, water or sewer but on the other hand are rather inexpensive ($26 a night). There is a dumpsite on the way out of the park convenient for RVers who dry camped.

First trip in the RV

Kids had a blast. Very clean campground

Beautiful Campground and views

Dungeness Recreation Area is known as the portal to the Dungeness Spit, but there is a lot more to discover before you arrive at the National Wildlife Refuge. Picnic on the bluff, watch the shipping lanes and catch a glimpse of Mt. Baker. Providing the starting point of a great adventure, the 216-acre Park offers many amenities. The virtues include a 1-mile long scenic bluff trail with picnic sites, a pocket picnic area, a group picnic area with shelter, and equestrian trails.

There is a 5.5-mile natural sand spit which is the longest in the country, and serves as a peaceful place to go for a walk along the beach. The narrow strip of land juts out from the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula and encloses the beautiful Dungeness Bay.

The Dungeness County Campgrund is clean and the camping spots are private. There are 66 campsites. No utilities at campsites. The campground is located on a bluff above the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It is open all year long. There was a picnic table and fire pit available at each site. Clean bathrooms and pay showers. There is firewood available to purchase from the campground host. (cash only).


this is an easy to get to low elevation campground amongst a forest close to the water. I liked the area in that it had an impressive amount of large trees and the water was close. we will stay here again in a low touristy time to walk the 11 mile round trip to the lighthouse but I would only count on this area if you were out of options. the bathrooms were dated but clean and the spots themselves were fairly large. this is a nice family rv spot imo.

Excellent Family Camping

Located in walking distance to the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge ($3 family admission/day or with National Parks Pass), we found this campground to be just what we were looking for! A family campground with cheap and clean showers (50 cents/2 minutes), great play area, not a bad amount of mosquitoes for location, and quiet unlike many state park campgrounds. No camp store, but a quick drive into town gives you many shopping options. Sites either felt wooded or sunny, so easy to pick a favorite. Worst part is the $10 online reservation fee, but as a family, we'd rather pay to know we have a site.

Gorgeous views

Campground was located a short walk away from bluffs overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca and British Columbia. Beautiful sunset views! If you want to head out onto Dungeness Spit itself, bring cash for the $3 daily entry fee.

great for families

This campground is great for families and people with kids. There are playgrounds near the bathrooms. The bathrooms have showers, and are clean and accessible. You can take a short walk down to the spit to explore the sandy beaches. You are a short drive from the Olympic Game Farm, well worth a visit. Check it out online, the kids will love feeding the buffalo and elk.

First to Review
Quiet, peaceful and an amazing experience

Just go for a walk out the spit to get a unique perspective of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This is a USFWS refuge and campground,so if your into seabirds, this is the place to go. Dungeness gets the least amount of rainfall for western Washington, so don't be surprised if it's sunny.