We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Salt Creek Recreation Area

3506 Camp Hayden Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363-8702
+1 360-928-3441
Review Highlights
Some beautiful views!

This is a great park. It seems to be a popular camping location. We really enjoyed the view. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rick j
Lynnwood, Washington
via mobile
From beaches to bunkers

Beautiful cliff walk with access to small stony beaches that are best enjoyed at low tide. But wait... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vancouver, BC
Read all 238 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This popular coastal area was converted from an old military fort after World War II.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tide pools” (99 reviews)
“low tide” (39 reviews)
“county park” (14 reviews)
3506 Camp Hayden Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363-8702
+1 360-928-3441
Write a Review
Reviews (238)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 233 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 19 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
Reviewed 15 August 2017

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

1  Thank PaulLMullen
Reviewed 6 August 2017

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

1  Thank tjmommy
Reviewed 27 July 2017

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

1  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.

2  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
Nearby Restaurants
Blackberry Cafe
68 reviews
4.03 km away
Lake Crescent Lodge Restaurant
424 reviews
13.59 km away
Sabai Thai
431 reviews
18.66 km away
Toga's Soup House Deli & Gourmet
160 reviews
19.66 km away
Nearby Attractions
Joyce Depot Museum
5 reviews
3.60 km away
Marymere Falls
431 reviews
13.78 km away
Black Ball Ferry Line
921 reviews
20.35 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
31 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
24 May 2017|
Response from kousy | Reviewed this property |
I was there in the winter & wasn't camping so I have no idea- sorry