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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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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 for an afternoon walk

This was a beautiful area to walk with the family. We went during low tide, so were able to reach things seemingly easier than at high tide. One thing to note: there is a dead... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a beautiful area to walk with the family. We went during low tide, so were able to reach things seemingly easier than at high tide. One thing to note: there is a dead beached sea lion on the shore. There is a sign at the entrance of the beach which gives the story and reasoning behind the State... More 

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing County Park on the Straits, great camping, hiking and relaxing place! One of the best camping spots on the Washington Coast, really!

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Thank Ken C
Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights in camp sites 66 and 67. Right off the water, views of Vancouver Island, tall trees all around. The camp sites were a bit small, but fit our tents, grills, chairs and vehicles. The beach was accessible through stairways close by, and contained rocky and sandy areas, with lovely tide pools. We enjoyed our stay. Only... More 

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Thank Laurel Z
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 16 year old daughter and I had so much fun exploring the tide pools. We did not see any sea stars, but saw plenty of other marine life. We were there at low and high tide. Seeing the stark difference between the two was amazing. The campsite was quiet.

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Thank Katie C
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun and very relaxing and enjoyable experience for all ages. From mussels, clams, crabs, barnacles to a giant gumshoe chiton, this was an amazing couple of days for us. And a sandy beach is adjacent if you prefer the sun over the wildlife!

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Thank Lyle M
Olympia, Washington
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65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went looking for life in tide pools at low tide. Found the pools but the descent is steep - not for children or elderly. Not as much a wow factor as we had anticipated. However, I was speechless over the well-groomed, secure, serene camping areas - for motor homes, tents, etc. Very inviting experience. We plan to return to this... More 

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Thank Jane S
Port Angeles, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Out of the way campground with a great view of the Strait and Canada. Easy trail to the beach and worth the hike-great spot for tide pools!

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Thank Bradley S
Palm Springs, California
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk along the river to the beach and search for agates. The beach is sandy and wide, ample parking at the road and toilets available. Worth the trip.

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Lakeside, California
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66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the beach at Salt Creek Park for a picnic. We were lucky to get one of the few parking places at the bottom of the hill closest to the beach. There is a lovely beach with lots of driftwood and nice tide pools if the tide is out. We did think it was rather unfortunate that the beach... More 

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Fox Island
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81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We went for a Fathers' Day outing and discovered this wonderful location. It was easy to find. We had received a flyer from the Clallam County Parks department. It is about 5 miles off Hwy 112 and located right on the Straits of Juan de Fuca. We wanted to go for a hike and weren't disappointed. There is a well... More 

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