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Salt Creek Recreation Area

3506 Camp Hayden Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363
360-928-3441
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Ranked #3 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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Vancouver
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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Mount Vernon, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I can't say enough about the beauty of this park. If I were just going to base this review on the surroundings it would be a "10" but there were a few downers... just minor ones. The good: *Views from the outside campsites (we were in #53 in a tent) were unmatched. Gorgeous, rough coastline. They have a wonderful website... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The views, the wild life. We actually saw a bold eagle when we were there right overhead. Easily seen with and aids. Tides pools were interesting as well and the children really were enjoying the overall experience.

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Meridian, Idaho
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Beautiful ocean view, beach access, hiking and a taste of World War II history. The whales were out while we were there. Spectacular. Lots of wildlife. Bathrooms and showers available. Open fields for games. Play area for kids. Covered entertainment area for group BBQ's but reserve ahead. Camping and day use.

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McCleary, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The tidepools are amazing! We (a group of 12 ages 59 to 11-1/2 months) spend hours poking around this marine treasure. Great for kids of all ages. Parking can be a little difficult in the "day parking" spots because it's so popular. Don't miss this adventure!!!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

One of the best places I've found in the North West for tide pools. Lots of anemones, sea stars. Also has some hiking trails and a large playground. Very popular with the RV crowd.

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Pacific Northwest
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65 reviews 65 reviews
4 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We camped in the terraced RV portion of the campground, on the 3rd tier. From there we had an incredible view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, all the way to Canada. Hookups were great, with electric (15 / 30 / 50 amp service) and water. No sewer hookups, RV campers will have to use the dump station on... More

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Port Angeles,WA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful area to explore! There is a pavilion there that is covered so in case it rains you can stay warm. There is also a playground for children to play on if you have kids! The view is beautiful and also trails that you can take! You never know what kind of wildlife you will see here! It is a... More

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Wilkeson, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We camp frequently throughout the spring, summer, and fall months and we have stayed nowhere that has better sunsets then this campground. They are absolutely breath taking with so many colors dancing across the sky and they last for a very long time. The campground sites high on a bluff above the Strait of Juan de Fuca looking north toward... More

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Spent 4 days in early May 2014. Preferred the sites in the wooded area, non electric. Beautiful trails, clean restrooms,tidepools, beach, cruise ships passing, eagles soaring, deer grazing, divers,kyakers, surfers. Well maintained.

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