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Salt Creek Recreation Area

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Address: 3506 Camp Hayden Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363-8702
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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Tongue Point

Tongue Point proved to be the best part of the Salt Creek Recreation Area with great views, as well as a historical WWII pill box on site.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Tualatin, Oregon
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Tualatin, Oregon
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tongue Point proved to be the best part of the Salt Creek Recreation Area with great views, as well as a historical WWII pill box on site.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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155 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved this place. I loved camping there and the fantastic views and the beach access. Clean running water, outlets in the bathrooms, which are plentiful, and easy access to the refuse bins. We did have night visitors in the form of raccoons who rifled through my cooking grill late at night. Even though the spots are close together, people... More 

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Pacific Northwest
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of our favorite camping spots. with gorgeous water views. Hookups for RV's. Playground, picnic area, beach, open areas, camp in the trees or in the open, RV area. Very well maintained.

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washington
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is one of those places where I am torn about reviewing. I don't want it to get "discovered" but it's too good to not say anything. This relatively small place is essentially the entire Olympic Peninsula all packed into a relatively compact space minus the high mountain peaks and glaciers, but you get peek-a-boo views of the mountains in... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The RV camp is nice. We have never experienced tidal pools before, so we stay in Port Angeles 1 night after the ferry from Vancouver island just to see the tidal pools here. The rocks are very slippery, I wear good tennis shoes but still feel afraid to fall. I only see lots of mussels, 1 crab, some tiny fishes...... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They didn't used to take reservations, now they do. It used to be only known by the locals, even then, the only way to get a camp spot was to hang around between 11 am and 1 pm and swoop in when someone left, and get your tent spot on Thursday, for the weekend. Now, they do keep some sites... More 

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to explore some tidal pools! Could spend hours there exploring! Look up a tidal chart online and visit during low tide. Would be a wonderful place for kids to explore with supervision, of course!

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Enumclaw, Washington
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we only spent a half-hour or so here, it was a great place to break up our trip around the Olympic Peninsula. The outlooks offered lovely views -- though a few others on the rocks got sprayed by waves, so just be careful! The WWII bunkers were both intriguing and creepy to explore. A bit crowded but definitely worth... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tide pools were non-existent when we visited perhaps due to the tide? Otherwise the campground location takes a bit of the adventure out of exploring here. Did not visit crescent beach which is right next door and there did seem to be more people there.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Salt Creek to see the tide pools. Glad we did, it was really cool! Saw all sorts of crabs, anemones, and a star fish. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear, the fiancé was wearing sandals and had a hard time on the rocks which could be pretty slippery.

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