Camping Trip

The relatively short distances of this easy, 5-day camping trip make this plan suitable for hikers, bicyclists and those with children.

PA Waterfront Looking East

PA Waterfront Looking East

Day 1 - Leave Port Angeles City Pier (near the ferry dock) mid to late morning, follow ODT east for 13.9 miles to the Kitchen Dick Rd crossing, leave ODT and go north 2.3 miles to the Dungeness Recreation Area entrance (see our Dungeness Recreation Area Side Trip for details). Camping details are on their website.

Day 2 – Spend day 2 exploring the Recreation Area and the adjacent National Wildlife Reserve. Walk the longest natural sand spit in the US, extending 7 miles into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Sand spit wildlife and lighthouse details are at their website. Stay at the same campsite as day 1.

Day 3 – Return to ODT, then continue east 2.6 miles to the Dungeness River crossing. Explore the trails along the river and the historic timber railroad bridge converted to trail use. Visit the Audubon Center at the east end of the bridge and see an outstanding display of native wildlife. The trail continues through the city of Sequim with many places for lunch and supplies. Continue east about 5 miles to camp at Sequim Bay State Park, for a total of 12.8 miles. For park and campsite information see our Camping Facilities Section on the adjacent Campsites tab.

Day 4 – Spend the day exploring the state park and its beaches, or go east another 1.5 miles on the ODT through Blyn to the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center. Visit their native art store; go through the tunnel under the highway and 2 blocks west to the Longhouse Deli and Country Store or continue west another block to the Seven Cedars Casino for lunch. Return to the Sequim Bay State Park campsite.

Day 5 – Return to Port Angeles, a 26.7 mile ride. Hikers have the option of taking the Clallam County Transit bus from Sequim to Port Angeles. The bus runs between transit centers hourly or more frequently 6 days a week. See their website for schedules. The bus can take two bikes.


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PA Waterfront Looking East Dungeness Wildlife Center - Over the Spit Perigrine Falcon seen at the Dungness Refuge Bluffs Looking South from the Dungeness Spit Camping Site at Sequim Bay State Park Sequim Bay State Park Waterfront
Long House Deli - Great Sandwiches and small Market