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“nature galore”

Salt Creek Recreation Area
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Owner description: This popular coastal area was converted from an old military fort after World War II.
Reviewed October 18, 2012

great place to watch nature. Be sure to head back into the camp ground and go at low tide to walk in the tidelands. Great Beach and some suprises up the hill. Have seen seals and whales here - not orcas. Eagles and starfish.

Thank mountpleasant11
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We only stayed for 30 minutes since it was late in the day. Would love to go again and explore the tide pools.

Thank stephc
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

This place was very friendly and easy to access. I traveled with one other girl and felt totally safe with the camp host and family atmosphere. The trails are nice and the coast line is beautiful. Sunsets are a must see. Cheap as well! Very cute tiny town about 3 miles away called Joyce that has a General Store with everything you need and a laundromat.

1  Thank Kat B
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Really nice place to visit with the kids, whether for 2 hours or a whole day. Our kids (3 1/2 and 5 1/2) love the tidepools and walking along the water during low tide. We checked out the tide schedules and planned our trip out here during the morning. We saw a large jellyfish, tons of mussels, sea anemones, various sea plants, sea lions off in the distance, and shells. I do recommend some waterproof non slip shoes as the rocks can be slippery. We had to carry our youngest one for much of the walk. The seastacks are awesome and the wide open sandy area towards crescent beach is a fun area for exploring, or tossing frisbees. There are also nice restrooms, a WW2 bunker to explore and a playground with slides and climbing gyms. We didn't camp here, but it seems very family friendly.

1  Thank amc347
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We were wandering the back roads looking for a way to get to the water when we stopped here. It was a short walk along the creek to the water, where we were surprised with a view that included a rock pillar island just off shore and Vancouver Island in the distance. The tide was out but it looked like there wouldn't be much space along the creek to walk if it were high.

2  Thank SallyCentennial_CO
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