Dungeness River is a 28-mile (45 km) long river located in
Olympic Peninsula in the
U.S. state of Washington. It rises near
Mount Constance in the
Olympic Mountains within the Olympic National
Park, flows through the Buckhorn Wilderness, passes by the town of
Sequim, and empties into the
Strait of Juan de Fuca
Strait of Juan de Fuca at Dungeness Bay,
behind the Dungeness Spit. One of its main tributaries is the Gray
The river was named for Dungeness Spit. The name "Dungeness" refers to
the Dungeness headland in England. It was given by
George Vancouver in
1792, who wrote: The low sandy point of land, which from its great
resemblance to Dungeness in the British Channel, I called New
List of Washington rivers
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^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System:
^ Phillips, James W. (1971). Washington State Place Names. University
of Washington Press. ISBN 0-295-95158-3.
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