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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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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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This is the prettiest county park I have ever seen

They have ample facilities for camping, RVs, picnics and sightseeing. It is close to Port Angeles, and is located on one of the most beautiful promontories on the Olympic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Sequim, Washington
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Sequim, Washington
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have ample facilities for camping, RVs, picnics and sightseeing. It is close to Port Angeles, and is located on one of the most beautiful promontories on the Olympic Peninsula. This should be your first and frequent outing in this area.

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Port Angeles, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Salt Creek Recreational Areal is wonderful for an RV experience, for tent camping, or for day-picnickers. It is well maintained by the county and has spectacular views of the Straits of Juan de Fuca, easy access to the water and also some unique WW military bunkers that are fun for the kids (and adults) to explore, it is a lovely... More 

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Joyce, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Salt creek has plenty to offer for families. It is a beautiful setting and features a play ground, tide pools, biking, horse trails, hiking trails and much more.

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Thank Amber L
Lincoln, Nebraska
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

A tucked away little gem!! Was a huge bonus to stop for the views. Would have never guessed it when driving there. Be careful by the water.

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Thank Deborah B
Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place rocks.The views are awesome and the campground is nice.The end sight bathrooms close in oct through march. Porta potty the closet bathroom kinda a bummer.

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Thank R0add0g
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Spend part of the day checking out the tide pools. Have lunch at the park.and then a few hours at the beach. Older kids can wade out to the island. Nice to know tide info for both places.

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Thank Spankees
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This is definitely one of the places that I wanted to visit when I read about it on Trip Advisor when I decided to visit Port Angeles. Hence, when I engaged Carolyn of Experience Olympic Tour, this was one of the places that I have requested that we visit. I wanted very much for the children to experience the tide... More 

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Sequim, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We stayed here in a 24 ft pull trailer. Enjoyed the wildlife and the beautiful views. Nice trails for walking. Beach area is fun to explore, especially during low tide. Very relaxing visit!

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Thank Virginia J
Port Angeles, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Salt Creek is one of the places I take visitors. We've had occasional picnics, but our visits are typically just to show people the interesting coastline and catch a bit of the history. This area used to be a coastal defense facility, with two gun batteries and a substantial concrete fortification. The view must have been spectacular before the trees... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I took four of our grand daughters to visit their cousins in Port Angeles. We arrived at the park around 730pm. Thankfully we arrived when we did. They close and lock the gates at 8pm. We found this out the following night when my wife and I arrived back at the campground to find the gate locked.... More 

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