Day 1 - Dungeness Spit and Dungeness Lighthouse
The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and the Dungeness Recreation Area are located on the northern coast of the Olympic Peninsula near Sequim, WA. The refuge was established in 1915 by President Woodrow Wilson by Executive Order as a refuge, preserve, and breeding ground for native birds. When visiting the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge many people take the 11 mile round trip hike (4-6 hours) along the Dungeness Spit to the New Dungeness Light Station. The Dungeness Spit is the longest Natural sand spit in the United States. The lighthouse is run by The New Dungeness Lighthouse Organization and daily tours are available. Make sure to check the Tide Chart before starting on your hike - as it is easiest walking by starting one hour before low tide.