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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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A breathtaking beach & campground

We were blown away by the grassy campsites, the beautiful views, the plentiful free day use parking. We were just there for the day but after seeing this beautiful campground we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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199 reviews 199 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We were blown away by the grassy campsites, the beautiful views, the plentiful free day use parking. We were just there for the day but after seeing this beautiful campground we definitely would consider going back. Deer in the meadows, some historic WWII bunkers & we were lucky enough to see an eagle go soaring over.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We didn't camp here but just came early in the morning because we read good reviews on tide pooling. It was ok, but we definitely thought Hole in the Wall & Rialto beach was much better. It was very rocky and hard to get down to the tide pool areas. We did see several anemones and a blood fish but... More 

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Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We went to view the ponds here but noted that the campground looked like a great place to camp. The ponds were a bit difficult for me to walk in but interesting. If you want to camp there I am sure you need to reserve early. It was full in May

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Washington state
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This county park is well maintainted and has great camping sites. Lots to do and see. Right on water.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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3 attraction reviews
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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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