Sequim Railroad Bridge and Dungeness Recreation Area

If you happen to be spending a day, or two, in Sequim, Washington state, then you might want to take a stroll over the Dungeness River at Railroad Bridge Park. That is just what Hubby and I did while on vacation. The Milwaukee Road built and operated a rail line from 1915 to 1980, transporting passengers and timber from Port Townsend to Port Angeles. The line was abandoned in 1985.

Sequim Railroad Bridge Park

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

Sequim Railroad Bridge Park

The surrounding property was purchased by the Washington State Audubon Society, which then created the Dungeness River Center and park. The bike path through the park and over the bridge is connected to theย Olympic Discovery Trail, and spans 135 miles.

The bridge is listed in theย National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the last timber Howe through-truss railroad bridges still remaining in Washington.

Sequim Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim Railroad Bridge Park

There were salmon spawning in the river when we walked across the bridge.

Sequim Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim Railroad Bridge Park

Dungeness Recreation Area

The first time that Hubby and I camped in the Dungeness Recreation Area, our children were small. We have been back several times, including hiking Dungeness Spit out to the lighthouse and back.

Dungeness Recreation Area
Dungeness Recreation Area
Dungeness Recreation Area

Since we spent the day elsewhere, Hubby and I chose to take an evening stroll along the bluffs.

Dungeness Recreation Area
Dungeness Recreation Area

It was a beautiful ending to a beautiful day!

Dungeness Recreation Area

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

10 responses to “Sequim Railroad Bridge and Dungeness Recreation Area

  1. This was a fun post to read. Years ago, hubs and I camped in Port Angeles, so this brought back memories!

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  2. Beautiful spot and those evening pictures are delightful.

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  3. Beautiful photos Laura ๐Ÿ™‚ The place name ‘Dungeness’ really caught my eye. We’ve been to Dungeness but in Kent UK. It’s on the furthest tip of the South East coast. At night you can look across the Channel and see lights shining out from France. It is a wild, bleak and unique coastal landscape with a bird reserve and a nuclear power station!

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    • Your Dungeness and mine sound similar. Canada is across the channel, the area is a wildlife preserve, and there is a lighthouse. Instead of a power station, there is a campground and trails. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Love the photos of the day’s end … beautiful.

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