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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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Great County Park with History

You'll find tgat this Clallam County Park offers a real variety of experience. You might camp on a bluff overlooking the surf. There are great exploration opportunities among... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

You'll find tgat this Clallam County Park offers a real variety of experience. You might camp on a bluff overlooking the surf. There are great exploration opportunities among the rocks of Tongue Point when the ride is low. You can take a trail to Striped Peak through old forests and climb to great vistas. Historical gun emplacements offer a bit... More 

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Willamette Valley, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We only heard about this park from fellow travelers we met on our voyage along the Olympic Peninsula. Most all of their r.v. and tent sites either directly front the Puget Sound or have another view. We found a water and electrical site right along the shore. The views were great and we watched large cargo and cruise ships enter... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A bit out of the way but well worth it. If you are only visiting and not camping overnight, you do not have to pay (I did research). We visited in early July and despite it being Summer time, the wind was very cold so take a jacket. There are a few trails/stairs leading down to the rocky shoreline for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This area was formerly a coastal defense fortress. While the cannons are gone, but area at low tide is a fantastic area for some of the sea critters you can find. It also has a wonderful view of the Salish Sea and the South Coast of Vancouver Island in Canada. Well worth a visit.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It is a great view with a standing island drifted apart from the main land. There were impressive drifted woods. We watched sea otters playing around in the salt creek. Also, there were small birds on the ground. I think we also saw a sea lion in the ocean, but not sure. Take a short trail to the cliff; it's... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Beautiful area to walk on at low tide. A large sea stack rises majestically. There was a cave-type area where my husband and I saw some otters scurrying around.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This out-of-the-way beach is lovely. It would be a five-star attraction if it weren't for the damage done by tourists. Yes, tide pools are wonderful to see and we should have the opportunity, but watch your step! The rocks are usually covered with living creatures that cannot support the weight of a person, and anemones are often just under the... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We took a 4 year old and her great grandma to this beach at low tide to view the tide pools. We saw some interesting things in the pools but best of all was a sea lion pup on the rocks! Great visit!

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Port Angeles, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Whether you love tide pooling, hiking interesting WWII bunkers, exploring coastal forest trails, or playing at the park, Salt Creek is a great spot for fun. If there is a downside is that the park takes reservations. We refer first come, first served style campgrounds, just saying...

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

we went at low tide - enjoyed the pools - you go to the far end of the camp ground, not many parking places so there may be a second access point

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Address: 3506 Camp Hayden Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363
Phone Number: 360-928-3441
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Port Angeles

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