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Dungeness
National Wildlife Refuge


Voice of America Road
3 miles north of U.S. Hwy 101
West of Sequim, WA   
E-mail: Kevin_Ryan@fws.gov
Phone Number: 360-457-8451
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/dungeness/
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Many Scout groups and school groups, from grade school to university, come to our refuge for educational field trips. These groups often help us by doing service projects like keeping our refuge free of Styrofoam, plastics, and other litter. We provide interpretive and educational programs that complement their lesson plans.

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Fishing
The Strait side of Dungeness Spit is open to saltwater fishing year-round, except for the tip of the Spit. Tidelands in Dungeness Bay and Harbor, excluding closed areas shown on the refuge map, are open to shellfishing May 15 to September 30. Access east and west of Graveyard Spit is by boat only. Washington State fishing regulations apply. All oysters are privately owned and may not be harvested.

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Interpretation
Tours of the historic New Dungeness Lighthouse are offered by volunteers of the New Dungeness Light Station Association.

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Wildlife Observation
The refuge is visited by almost every waterfowl species that winters in western Washington. Watch for shorebirds, including plovers and dunlins, in spring and fall. Harlequin seals and seabirds may be seen all year round. Visit the refuge during different seasons to see the variety of wildlife that use refuge habitats.

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Hours
The refuge is open every day from sunrise to sunset.

Entrance Fees
There is a $3.00 per family daily entrance fee. Children under 16 enter free. We also accept the following Federal Recreation passes: Golden Eagle, Golden Age, Golden Access, Federal Duck Stamp, and the Dungeness NWR Annual Pass. We also accept the new "America the Beautiful" passes: Annual, Senior, Volunteer, and Access. Refuge Annual Pass, Golden Eagle, Golden Age, and Golden Access Passports or a Federal Duck Stamp also admit family.

 
 
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