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Salt Creek Recreation Area

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Address: 3506 Camp Hayden Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363-8702
Phone Number: +1 360-928-3441

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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Not only is this a great place to camp but the views and history of the area are something special. The main campground is terraced with spaces overlooking the Straits of Juan... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joe W
Forks, Washington
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Forks, Washington
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only is this a great place to camp but the views and history of the area are something special. The main campground is terraced with spaces overlooking the Straits of Juan Defuca with Vancouver Island just across the waterway from you. And if spectacular views are not enough there is a World War II gun emplacement in the park... More 

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Sequim, Washington
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I probably should not tell you about one of my favorite spots on the Olympic Peninsula because it is so, well, special. Stunning, actually. I love to go, take a picnic and just hang out, listening to the water and the breeze through the huge pine trees there along the coast. Gaze across the State at Vancouver Island. Not to... More 

Thank Lccdesign
Mount Vernon, Washington
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122 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great park for families. Powered campsite are in the first open field like area. Not much privacy. I recommend the unpowered sites on the further loop that are in the trees. Very private. Many are right on the waters edge. Great place to watch wildlife in the kelp.

Thank skagittraveller
Port Angeles, Wa.
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Check your tide tables and head out to see the exposed see life at low tide. Walk up to the old gun location. Climb to the top of Stripped Peak, Great views of Vancouver Island. Make sure you have a Canadian Calling plan before using your Cell phone from the Camp area, you will be roaming into Canada.

Thank paharborview
Port Angeles, Washington, United States
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is an amazing campground located right on the Strait of Juan De Fuca facing Vancouver Island, British Columbia which is clearly visible most days. Many of the RV sites are on the open grass area with a full time view of the Strait. There are also RV sites and tent sights which are located in the woods just to... More 

Thank Cynthia W
Canby, Oregon
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

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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160 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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 

Thank Antoinette D
Pacific Northwest
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94 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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.

Thank jxnmom
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

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 

1 Thank snowseekerWA
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

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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