Dungeness has a daily entrance fee for Refuge use.  State licenses are also required for fishing and shellfish harvest on Refuge.  Researchers will need to obtain a special use permit.

  • Passes

    The following list of valid passes allow entry for a family or group of up to four adults.  The Daily Entrance Pass to the Refuge is $3. An Annual Dungeness NWR Pass is available for $12. Children under 16 enter free. Payment may be made by cash or check, please bring exact change.  The list of valid entry passes also includes Federal Recreational Lands Pass, Senior or Golden Age Pass, Access or Golden Access Pass, Military Pass, Volunteer Pass, and a Federal Duck Stamp.  All valid passes, except the Federal Duck Stamp, are available for purchase at the Refuge office.  Please visit the Federal Recreational Lands Pass web site for pricing and information about the passes. 

  • Permits


    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues permits under various wildlife law and treaties at a number of offices throughout the country.  Permits enable the public to engage in legitimate wildlife-related activities that would otherwise be prohibited by law.  Service permit programs ensure that such activities are carried out in a manner that safeguards wildlife.  Additionally, some permits promote conservation efforts by authorizing scientific research, generating data, or allowing wildlife management and rehabilitation activates to go forward.

    Permits are handled by permitting programs in International Affairs (Management Authority), Endangered SpeciesLaw Enforcement, and  Migratory Birds.

    Visit the National Wildlife Refuge System Web site for Special Use Permits.

    For more detailed information, go to How to Obtain a PermitFAQs/Facts or Application Forms.