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Salt Creek Recreation Area

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Address: 3506 Camp Hayden Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363
Phone Number: 360-928-3441
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Activities: Camping, Hiking
Description: This popular coastal area was converted from an old military fort after...
This popular coastal area was converted from an old military fort after World War II.
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Great Place To Camp!

We been taking the kids here for many years and we are never disappointed. Great Place on the beach to camp.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We been taking the kids here for many years and we are never disappointed. Great Place on the beach to camp.

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Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

When we asked about local tide pools we were told about Salt Creek Recreation Area. We checked the evening low tide table and headed over. The tide pools were not what we were used to having been to many along the Oregon coast. These were magnificent in their difference. As we walked out on the rocks we encountered vast numbers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

So many beautiful views of the ocean and great 92 site camping area. Big park for the kids and plenty of open space for actives. Camp with views of the ocean. A perfect outdoor weekend getaway.

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Port Angeles, Washington
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27 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Hard to complain about this site; there's historical features, trails, scenic water views, large football sized recreation fields, kids playground, BBQ pits, etc. This is an understandably popular park and apparently packed during summer months. Local fishing creeks, lakes, as well. So, bring your fishing gear too! As for fees, check with the park's website for camping fees, not all... More 

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Port Angeles, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Every campsite is awesome. Amazing views of the water. Clean and well cared for. Great tidepools for beach-combing and terrific playground for the kids. Exploring the historic military aspects of the park are also interesting. This is a truly wonderful place.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Low tide corresponded with sunrise when we were there. All sorts of little starfish, anemones, and snails to be found. The tide pools were about 50 yards from our campsite. Walking out on the rocks was a little challenging so have good footwear if you intend to venture out. Time window of the pools in low tide are short, so... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Salt Creek became our favorite after staying there in November. Lovely campsites and a fabulous beach. We drove in and immediately a Bald Eagle soared over our RV. The beach is rough but very interesting due to the rocks and tidal pools. Nice trails. Watch for surfers even in winter, fun watching! There are a few campsites right on the... More 

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Olympic National Park, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

So lucky to have Salt Creek as part of our local county park system! We've lived here over 20 years and been here many times, sometimes for just an afternoon and sometimes for a weekend of camping. Salt Creek never fails to disappoint. Wonderful views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca from most campsites. Terrific tide pools to explore.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Hiking and beach area available. Areas well marked. Easy hiking, not too hilly. Old artillery bunkers. Neat area. Great to picnic in warmer weather.

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Silverdale, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We love this great camp area overlooking the straits of Juan de Fuca having the first come first serve hookup sites all year long is a tremendous benefit when you don't have time to make a reservation. This is a great place for a family outing because of the beach and trails and play area for young kids. It is... More 

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