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Salt Creek Recreation Area

3506 Camp Hayden Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363
360-928-3441
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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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Bothell, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
95 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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Atlanta
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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Atlanta
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
40 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Vancouver
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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Mount Vernon, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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