Dungeness area

Lower Gray Wolf River is near the Dungeness Forks Campground

Nestled in the northeastern corner of the Olympic Peninsula, the Dungeness area is formed by the Gray Wolf and Dungeness River basins up to the rocky heights of the Buckhorn Wilderness. Being the driest area of the Olympic forest, it is known for its subalpine flower blooms and numerous butterfly species. This area provides access to a vast network of trails along rivers, Wilderness areas and connects into popular National Park trails.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Sequim, Quilcene
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene office

General Information


From Quilcene, WA follow US Highway 101 North for 19 miles and continue on US-101 West for 6.5 miles. Turn left onto Louella Road and travel 1 mile, turn left on Palo Alto Road and travel 6 miles. Turn right on to Forest Service Road 2880.  ~40 minute drive time.

From Port Angeles, WA continue on US Highway 101 East for 12.2 miles. Turn right onto Taylor Cut Off Road and continue for about 2.5 miles onto Lost Mountain Rd. travel about 2.5 miles & turn left on Slab Camp Road. Slab Camp Road becomes Forest Road 2870 in about 1 mile.  ~40 minute drive time.

USGS Topo Maps:

Carlsborg; Tyler Peak; Mount Zion; Mt Deception; Mt. Townsend.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Areas for Mountain Biking at Dungeness area

Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Dungeness area

Cabin Rentals

Areas for Cabin Rentals at Dungeness area

Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Dungeness area

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Dungeness area

OHV Trail Riding

Areas for OHV Trail Riding at Dungeness area

Interpretive Areas

Areas for Interpretive Areas at Dungeness area

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities