Dungeness Recreation Area Enhancement

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

Clallam County will use this grant to enhance hiking, horseback riding, and camping at the Dungeness Recreation Area. At the entrance, the County will build a traffic circle, parking, a restroom, picnic shelter, security lighting, and signs. The roads for the two camp loops will be re-paved. To meet the needs of Boy Scouts, church groups, and family reunions, the County will widen and upgrade the group camping area, install utility pedestals for recreational vehicles, add power and lights in the shelter, and upgrade the parking, picnic tables, and barbecue grills. Finally, the County will add walking and equestrian trails, two wildlife viewing areas, and signs. The campsites for hikers and mountain bikers will have improved tent pads. Clallam County will contribute $670,000.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Clallam County of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 500,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 670,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Clallam Legislative District: 24 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1513

Location Details

Leaving Sequim, WA travel west on Highway 101 towards Port Angeles. After 4 1/2 miles turn right on Kitchen-Dick Road. Stay on Kitchen-Dick Road for 3 1/4 miles and the road will veer right and become Lotzgesell Road. The entrance to the park is located on the left side of Lotzgesell Road. The road that runs through the park is known as Voice of America Road.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.