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Salt Creek Recreation Area

3506 Camp Hayden Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363-8702
+1 360-928-3441
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Beautiful scenery

Salt Creek recreation area has been a favorite of our family for years.... there is a nice camp... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Port Orchard, Washington
A great place to walk the bluffs... at sunset

You can camp in the campground, but we were just there to walk the bluffs and watch the sunset... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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This popular coastal area was converted from an old military fort after World War II.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tide pools” (99 reviews)
“low tide” (38 reviews)
“county park” (14 reviews)
3506 Camp Hayden Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363-8702
+1 360-928-3441
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Salt Creek recreation area has been a favorite of our family for years.... there is a nice camp ground or you can visit for the day with no cost. Watch the tide go out and back in... enjoy the sea life.. anemones etc. be sure...More

Thank linlou391
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can camp in the campground, but we were just there to walk the bluffs and watch the sunset. Day use visitors do not need to pay a fee. From Tongue point, you can see across the Straights of Juan de Fuca to Brittish Columbia....More

Thank PaulLMullen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

highly recommend - don't hesitate to stay here! Very accommodating and excellent customer service :)

Thank tjmommy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was filled because it is a very nice camping area. We walked the trails from the parking lot and then drove back to the campground. Near the basketball court was several deer with one very, very young. The campers were paying the deer no...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Superb views of the mountains on Vancouver Island. Lots interesting shells at low tide. Excellent opportunity for photographers.

1  Thank LindaBamford
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This was the maiden cruise for our new camper - all the cupboards stocked and pans put away. We got a space in the second row and the view was great out across the Straits. The water and electrical pedestal was convenient and adequate (30...More

2  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I loved the area and my grand niece had so much fun. But after being touted as the best tide zone area, we were a little disappointed.

1  Thank tree1110
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Easily accessible hike along the from the parking lot by the road. Don't make the mistake of driving past it and into the private lot on the south side of the road--they will charge you $8 pp to walk their beach. We had a very...More

2  Thank acmes
ClallamCountyParks, Parks Supervisor at Salt Creek Recreation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello Acmes, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Salt Creek Recreation Area. There is a trail that will take you from the campground to the overflow beach parking lot, but as you said it isn't well marked for people...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a very nice campground with decent facilities that won't terrify you. For RVs there are open sunny spots or others under deeper forest. The views are lovely ... take care if you walk to the tidepools because the path can be slick when...More

2  Thank BackNinePA
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This was our second trip to this place, just as amazing as the first time! We have 2 small kids, so they are fascinated with the tidepool creatures. Gorgeous views, but be careful! The rocks are very slick as the tide goes out!

2  Thank pnwmamabear
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Sophie V
23 May 2017|
Response from kousy | Reviewed this property |
I was there in the winter & wasn't camping so I have no idea- sorry
20 February 2017|
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Response from ClallamCountyParks | Property representative |
Hello Bonney Lake, The previous responses all have excellent comments and suggestions. The bluff is fenced along the entire length. The bluff height ranges from about 15' - 20' at site # 67 to 35' - 40' at sites # 53... More