Dungeness River Nature Center

Visit the Dungeness River Nature Center at Railroad Bridge Park

The Dungeness River Nature Center was the first Audubon center in Washington State. It is the only Audubon center with a Native American tribe as partner and the only center located by a salmon-spawning river. The River Center hosts spectacular exhibits of local birds and wildlife and provides on-site environmental programs for adults and children.

Events at the Audubon Center

The River Center is also host to events all year long, including the annual Bird Festival in April, River Festival in September, and weekly bird walks every Wednesday morning.

Railroad Bridge Park

Railroad Bridge Park, at the heart of the Olympic Discovery Trail, showcases the Railroad Bridge built in 1915 by the Milwaukee Road. From 1915 to 1980, the Milwaukee Road operated the rail line, which transported passengers and timber from Port Townsend to Port Angeles and west to connect with several logging railroads. The line was abandoned in 1985. Today the truss and trestle represent the longest bridge over the Dungeness River.

Dungeness River Nature Center
Holiday Lights on the Bridge