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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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Holiday Trip

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
Donna C
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Port Angeles, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I looked on trip advisor before going on this trip. I was excited to see live starfish or other sea life. I made it there it was still high tide and had to wait for water to recede. Then took the slippery walk out to the end. I was not lucky enough to see a starfish or other life instead... More 

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Madison
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82 reviews 82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were so happy to find this beautiful park located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We were initially concerned that we wouldn't be able to find a site large enough for our 45 foot motorhome. However, we were pleasantly surprised to find several sites that would accomodate us (the pull thru sites 33-39). They are a bit narrow... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We arrived at high tide, so we weren't able to see many of the tide pools, but the rest of the facility was gorgeous, well maintained and well worth the drive. What we *could* see of the tide pools were wonderful!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Do you like a sandy beach, awesome tide pools and hiking? This place has everything. Highly recommended for families of all ages. Tons of wild life, starfish, sea urchins, deer, eagles, otters. Camp on the bluff with a small walk down to the beach.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had started planning our fall camping trip a little late, so we were not able to book a site in advance due to the cumbersome mail-in procedure currently in place. Fortunately by mid-September the crowds had thinned out and we were able to secure a spot. The good news is that starting January 2015 sites can be booked on... More 

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Harsens Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Just a relaxing scenic drive...just watch out for deers crossing the road. Try to take all the back roads you won't see many cars.

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Renton, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Unfortunately on our first try to visit, the park was closed because of a run going on. It was well worth waiting until the next day to visit. The views are amazing and it isn't everywhere that you can look down in the water and see a Fried Egg Jellyfish!

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Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Absolutely stunning and gorgeous piece of nature. I went around 7 till 8 PM and the views were amazing.

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