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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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Port Townsend, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Sarasota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If I go camping in the Olympic Peninsula I want to come here. A quick day visit revealed a beautiful coast line with good tide pools. Even a sandy beach to explore. The campground is right on the coast with some sites backing up to the headland. Its nice! And close to Port Angeles if you need to shop or... More

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Port Angeles, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The scenery is beautiful. There is a play park area for the kids and clean bathroom facilities. Great place to see wildlife and comb the beach.

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Bothell, Washington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
96 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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
49 helpful votes 49 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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