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Salt Creek Recreation Area

Address: 3506 Camp Hayden Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363
Phone Number: 360-928-3441
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping, Hiking
Owner description: This popular coastal area was converted from an old military fort after World War II.
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping, Hiking
Owner description: This popular coastal area was converted from an old military fort after World War II.
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Salt Creek became our favorite after staying there in November. Lovely campsites and a fabulous beach. We drove in and immediately a Bald Eagle soared over our RV. The beach is rough but very interesting due to the rocks and tidal pools. Nice trails. Watch for surfers even in winter, fun watching! There are a few campsites right on the... More 

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Olympic National Park, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

So lucky to have Salt Creek as part of our local county park system! We've lived here over 20 years and been here many times, sometimes for just an afternoon and sometimes for a weekend of camping. Salt Creek never fails to disappoint. Wonderful views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca from most campsites. Terrific tide pools to explore.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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