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Dungeness Recreation Area

 

CLALLAM COUNTY PARKS
OPEN TO CAMPING 7/1/2020

Responsible Recreation Reminder

Dungeness Recreation Area
Informational Video

 

Campsite reservations begin January 1st for February-October of same year. Scroll down for more info.

Reserve Dungeness Recreation Area campsites for February-October 2020 here.

Reserve Dungeness Recreation Area Group Area campsite for February-October 2020 here.
For Group Area DAY-USE contact the DRA Park Manager.
Group Area Information
For general information or for day-use only reservations for the Group Area campsite, contact the Park Manager directly via e-mail.
Minimum 15 - maximum of 50 people for group site.

Dungeness Campground is open year-round.
Sites #33-#66 are reservable February to October.
November 2020 January 2021 all campsites are on a first come, first serve basis.

Hours of Operation

The campground is open year round and managed by a resident Park Manager.
Gates:
May through September - gate opens at 6:00 a.m. and closes at 10:00 p.m.
October through April - gate opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 9:00 p.m.

Campers leaving the Park should plan to return before the posted closing time, as the gate closes automatically. If a registered camper arrives after the gate has closed, they must park in the lot near the gate and walk to their campsite.

Camp Fees

Clallam County residents 

$22.00/night

Non-County residents  

$26.00/night

Hiker/Biker site 

$7.00/night/person

Extra vehicle

$5.00/night

Firewood

$5.00/bundle

Coin-operated showers

Nominal charge

Reservation Fee

$10.00/reservation

Cancellation of Reservation Fee $10.00/cancellation


*There is no entrance or day use fee charged at this park or any of the other parks within the Clallam County Park system. However, fees are charged for camping, dump station use, and showers.

Dungeness Recreation Area is a 216-acre Park offering amenities beyond the camping loops and the group picnic/camp area such as:

  • Picnic areas on the bluff, watch the shipping lanes and catch a glimpse of Mt. Baker.
  • 1-mile long scenic bluff trail with picnic sites, a pocket picnic area, a group picnic area with shelter, and equestrian trails.
  • Several miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails.
  • Birding is superior, spot upland birds, like the Northern Harriers, suspended in air looking to snare a lunch and songbirds you can eavesdrop on, such as a warbler's serenade.
  • Several parking lots and an ADA accessible restroom available year round.

    NOTE: A seperate rules and an entrance fee is required to access the Dungeness Spit.

Camping Information (Click for Camping Fees)

The campground is open year round.
There are 66 forested, no hook-up, campsites arranged in tlwo loops. Park Map here.
There are two ADA accessible campsites (# 17 and 60) and two fully ADA accessible restrooms, with coin-operated showers available. Water faucets are scattered throughout the Park.
There is no charge for paying campers to use the dump station, non-campers pay a fee.
Firewood bundles for sale, see teh camp host site or the Park Office.

Reservations may be made for campsites #34 through 66. All reservations must be made at least seven (7) days prior to the desired camping date. Click here to view the reservation policy.
The remaining sites are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

On the reservation website, you will be directed to select the arrival date and the departure date.
When making the reservation, be sure to re-check the reservation dates before completing the process to make certain the correct dates have been entered.

Full payment is required at the time the reservation is made. All reservations must be paid with a credit or debit card. Each reservation will be charged a $10 non-refundable reservation fee in addition to the nightly camping fee. All local and state taxes are included in the camping fee.

Modification requests of an existing reservation must be done via email at Email. Cancellations may be done on the reservation website or you may request a cancellation be done via email. A fee is charged to modify or cancel a reservation.
Click here to view the modification and cancellation policies.

Upon arrival at the park proceed to your reserved campsite. If it is unoccupied you may enter the site at any time, there is no designated check-in time. Check-out time for the previous occupant is noon.

Call or email the park if arrival at the campsite is expected to be delayed beyond 12:00 noon of the day after the reserved arrival date, otherwise the reservation will be canceled as a no-show.

BRING A COPY OF THE RESERVATION RECEIPT WITH YOU TO THE PARK.

First-come, first serve camping is done through self registration at the park. Information and fee envelopes are available at the fee station located within the park.

Locate and occupy one of the empty first-come, first-serve campsites. The sites are # 1 through 33, (# 18 and 21 are camp host sites). Within 30 minutes of occupying the campsite return to the fee station and register. Fill out the fee envelope and enclose the proper fee.

Currently, we are unable to process credit or debit cards at the park. All payments must be by cash, check, or money order. Make U.S. checks payable to "Clallam County Parks". We are unable to accept Canadian checks, currency, or coins. Payment can be made for an entire stay or one night at a time. No refunds are available.

Remove the camping receipt from the fee envelope and place it on the vehicle dashboard. Deposit the fee envelope into the fee box.

Some reservation campsites may be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Locate the special instructions at the fee station concerning these sites before occupying one.

Basic Campground Regulations
Click here for a printer friendly copy of park rules and regulations.

  • Self Registration
  • One extra non-camping vehicle may be allowed in sites that are large enough to safely handle a vehicle on the site parking pad. The extra vehicle must be registered on a camp fee permit and the proper fee paid.
  • The occupancy of a single campsite shall be limited to 6 individuals. Hiker/Biker sites are limited to one individual per site. C.C.C. 23.03.040
  • A 14-night continuous camping limit will be enforced. C.C.C. 23.03.040
  • Check out time is noon (12:00). C.C.C. 23.03.040
  • Keep pets on a leash at all times (Maximum 8 feet long) Clean up after your pet C.C.C. 23.03.070
  • Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. C.C.C. 23.03.040
  • Quiet hours are enforced from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am. Generators must be off from 9:00 pm to 8:00 am. C.C.C. 23.03.030
  • Camping is allowed in designated campsites only. All campsites are numbered. C.C.C. 23.03.040
  • All fireworks are prohibited. C.C.C. 23.03.080
  • Hunting or the use of firearms, bow and arrow, air or gas weapon, or other projectile devices capable of injuring or killing any person or animal or damaging any park property is prohibited. Hunting is no longer permitted in the Dungeness Recreation Area. C.C.C. 23.03.090
  • All alcoholic beverages and marijuana are prohibited by State law. RCW 66.44.100 and RCW 69.50.445
  • Destroying any tree, shrub, or plant is prohibited; cutting or collecting firewood is prohibited. C.C.C. 23.03.140
  • Campers and visitors assume all risk of liability arising from or in connection with rental, or use, of any camping space and other activities at the premises and assumes and shall accept all risk of loss or damage to, or theft, or destruction of personal property and equipment at the premises.

Additional Information

Park Hosts:
Opportunities available, contact DRA Park Manager.

Dungeness Spit:
Dungeness Recreation Area also serves as a trailhead for Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, Spit and Lighthouse.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service charges a small fee to access the refuge. Pets, camping, fires, bicycles, kite flying, horses, and balls/frisbees are not permitted on the Refuge.
For more information contact the U.S.F.W.S. here, or call 360-457-8451

Directions to Dungeness Recreation Area

From Highway 101, turn north onto Kitchen-Dick Road (near milepost 260). Right on Lotzgesell Rd and left into park on Voice of America Rd. Approximately 3-1/2 miles from 101. Click here to access the Google Map website.

Contact Information
Phone: 360-683-5847; Email
Address: 554 Voice of America West, Sequim, WA 98382


Reserve a Campsite!
Be sure to register or log-in prior to selecting a camping date and site. As you go through the process you will be choosing your arrival and departure dates.

Dungeness Recreation Area Plan 2007

More Information on Dungeness:
Phone: 360-683-5847; Email
Address: 554 Voice of America West,
Sequim, WA 98382