PAPA TV (Peninsula Area Public Access TV) of Port Angeles, Washington, in association with Spirit Vision Films, has launched a new series called 'On the Road.' This is the pilot episode called the New Dungeness Light Station. The series will be exploring unique places around the North Olympic Peninsula. This film is grant-funded by the Clallam County Lodging Tax to encourage tourism in this area.
This episode not only explores this 160 year old lighthouse, which is oldest on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, but the New Dungeness Light Station Association that maintains the lighthouse with its keeper program, volunteers, and board members. The association give tours daily through lighthouse museum and light tower. The only caveat is that the lighthouse is situated at the end of the Dungeness Spit, one of the longest natural sand spits in the world. It is a 5 1/2 mile hike from the parking lot at the entrance of the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, which the lighthouse and spit are part of, to the light station grounds. This film explores the lighthouse, the Dungeness Spit, the Refuge, as well as the Clallam County Dungeness Recreation Area campground that is the gateway to the refuge and lighthouse.
The viewer is also taken to area attractions, such as the Olympic Game Farm, The Sequim Irrigation Festival, the Sequim Lavender Festival, and other sights.
Enjoy the natural beauty of the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, as well as the county park, and local festivals. And learn how you can become a lighthouse keeper and stay at the lighthouse for a week, helping maintain, giving tours, and enjoying the serenity of this isolated lighthouse. All just a short drive from Sequim, Washington, on the North Olympic Peninsula.