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Salt Creek Recreation Area

3506 Camp Hayden Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Port Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Camping, Hiking
Description: This popular coastal area was converted from an old military fort after World War II.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If I go camping in the Olympic Peninsula I want to come here. A quick day visit revealed a beautiful coast line with good tide pools. Even a sandy beach to explore. The campground is right on the coast with some sites backing up to the headland. Its nice! And close to Port Angeles if you need to shop or... More

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Port Angeles, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The scenery is beautiful. There is a play park area for the kids and clean bathroom facilities. Great place to see wildlife and comb the beach.

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Bothell, Washington
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Good place to relax and have some walks. Great views from almost any place and especially on sunny day.

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Lynnwood, Washington
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96 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Salt Creek Recreation Area is spectacular. Hard to believe it is a county park. Could easily pass for a state park. There is something for everyone here. For history buffs, there are a couple of bunkers where Camp Hayden used to be. You can drive through them, but that's it. There are signs though telling you more about it. If... More

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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

have camped here in the past, this year we just went at low tide because the tide pools here are awesome. We also did a 5 mile hike to a hidden bay, lots of steep climbs but nice.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This area is beautiful and it probably is the best option for seaside camping, but the sites are very close together. Even the primitive sites are packed in. It books up though, so you need a write in for a reservation and the process is labor intensive. You write and request a site, then wait for them to write back... More

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Waipahu, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We decided to drive through Salt Creek and enjoy seeing the different campsites and views of the water. It was an entirely new experience for me visiting a campsite that had a designated area for campers and tents. The place was clean and well maintained and also allowed for visitors to go to the tidal pools. Great place to enjoy... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stopped by because a clerk at our hotel in Port Angeles said there were Tide pools to explore. There were lots of campers, and little signage, so we had difficulty finding them until we took one of the park maps from the entrance kiosk. The tide pools are actually part of the marine sanctuary that comprises the shore line,... More

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Washington State
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118 reviews 118 reviews
40 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Had it not been rainy we would have loved to explore this park more. There are great views from the parking lot and stairs down to the tidal flats. We saw a mama deer and 2 fawns on the playground, just meandering along.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The beach is gorgeous. My son found a purple sea stars and various other sea creatures. We saw two deer walked near by playground. Good place for family with kids. Worth spend more than one day.

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