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Salt Creek Recreation Area

3506 Camp Hayden Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363
360-928-3441
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Ranked #3 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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Waipahu, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
39 helpful votes 39 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Meridian, Idaho
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Beautiful ocean view, beach access, hiking and a taste of World War II history. The whales were out while we were there. Spectacular. Lots of wildlife. Bathrooms and showers available. Open fields for games. Play area for kids. Covered entertainment area for group BBQ's but reserve ahead. Camping and day use.

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McCleary, Washington
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The tidepools are amazing! We (a group of 12 ages 59 to 11-1/2 months) spend hours poking around this marine treasure. Great for kids of all ages. Parking can be a little difficult in the "day parking" spots because it's so popular. Don't miss this adventure!!!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

One of the best places I've found in the North West for tide pools. Lots of anemones, sea stars. Also has some hiking trails and a large playground. Very popular with the RV crowd.

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Pacific Northwest
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65 reviews 65 reviews
4 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We camped in the terraced RV portion of the campground, on the 3rd tier. From there we had an incredible view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, all the way to Canada. Hookups were great, with electric (15 / 30 / 50 amp service) and water. No sewer hookups, RV campers will have to use the dump station on... More

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