Dungeness Recreation Area (554 Voice of America West, 360/683-5847), a 216-acre Clallam County park at the base of the refuge, has camping February–October ($18) with showers, beach access, and a picnic area.
Sequim Bay State Park (just east of Sequim on Hwy. 101, 888/226-7688, www.parks.wa.gov, $19 tent, $24 full hookups, $7 extra reservation fee) offers wooded tent sites, RV hookup sites, a boat launch, scuba diving, hiking, tennis courts, and superb views of Sequim Bay.
The Forest Service offers campgrounds in the mountains 11 miles south of Sequim via Forest Roads 2909 and 2958 at Dungeness Forks Campground ($10, open late May–early Sept.). This well-water and vault-toilet hideaway has 10 sites close to hiking and fishing. Trailers and motor homes might have a tough time on the road. Contact the Quilcene Ranger Station (360/765-3368) for details.
Sequim’s best RV park is Rainbow’s End RV Park (261831 Hwy. 101, 360/683-3863, $34 daily, $193 weekly), where you can catch rainbow and golden trout in the property’s stocked fishing pond. This pet-friendly park offers a fenced off-leash area, laundry and shower facilities, and free wireless Internet. There’s a creek bordering the property and plenty of views of the mountains.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition