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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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One of my favorite parks on the N peninsula

I've stopped at the Salt Creek park at least once each year for many years. First, as a Clallam... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David H
Great beach and tide pools at low tide.

This is a well run county park with camping, a playground, covered kitchen area, restrooms... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Kim H
Port Angeles, Washington
via mobile
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This popular coastal area was converted from an old military fort after World War II.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3506 Camp Hayden Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363-8702
3506 Camp Hayden Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363-8702
+1 360-928-3441
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stopped at the Salt Creek park at least once each year for many years. First, as a Clallam County park, it's just open and free, as parks should be. When I'm out for a drive I can just drop by. There's a nice picnic...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This is a well run county park with camping, a playground, covered kitchen area, restrooms, historic bunkers and a lovely beach with tide pools in the rocks containing all kinds of interesting sea life. Beautiful views and swimmable beach...also hiking.

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 17 October 2017

A beautiful chunk of Washington coast. Old WWII gun emplacements and bunkers. Rugged coastline with views of the Straits and shipping traffic. They have some partial hook up sites and basic sites as well. well maintained as all Clallam Bay Parks seem to be. They...More

Thank jimandsusan
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We visited and hiked the Striped Peak Trail - which by the way does not go to Striped Peak, and took the small detour to The Cove. I enjoyed the visit to the Cove. It is a secluded, peaceful place. We did not stay at...More

Thank Graytoppop
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We have camped here many time as a family. The better camping spots are located in the lower section of the camp ground. The beach is truly the best part of this location. The Crescent beach side is sandy and fun for the kids to...More

2  Thank kcwebster
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Stunning views. Easy access. Dog friendly, on leash. We didn't camp, just spent the day. However, the camp spots looked great. Great playground equipment for those traveling with children. Nice picnic areas.

Thank albrae22
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great park. It seems to be a popular camping location. We really enjoyed the view. The bunker was just frosting on the cake.

2  Thank Rick j
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Beautiful cliff walk with access to small stony beaches that are best enjoyed at low tide. But wait there's more! In the centre of the area are two giant concrete bunkers, remnants of Camp Hayden, built during World War II as a harbor defense military...More

3  Thank GuinnessGuy
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We have been to Salt Creek recreation Area 17 times, and about to go for our 18th time!! We have camped in may places in many states and this is the best ever. We started out as tent campers and now have a small RV....More

2  Thank steworcas
Reviewed 18 August 2017

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

1  Thank linlou391
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Questions & Answers
31 August 2017|
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Response from ClallamCountyParks | Property representative |
Hello amysomday, No fires are allowed on the beach at Salt Creek Recreation Area, or any of the Clallam County Parks beaches, at any time throughout the year. There is a privately owned park west of Salt Creek called... More
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