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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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Couldn't get reservations here

It was filled because it is a very nice camping area. We walked the trails from the parking lot... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Bill C
Jacksonville, Florida
Interesting Beach

Superb views of the mountains on Vancouver Island. Lots interesting shells at low tide. Excellent... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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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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“tide pools” (69 reviews)
“low tide” (40 reviews)
“tongue” (13 reviews)
3506 Camp Hayden Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363-8702
+1 360-928-3441
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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 1 July 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 23 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 23 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
Reviewed 18 May 2017

What an enchanting place...certainly a highlight of this lovely & magical part of the OP, it inspires wonder & an abiding sense of the passage of time in people of all ages. Playground, ballfields, hiking trails, tidepools, water & forested camp sites; RV sites with...More

Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is a very nice park and it is free for day use. There are a lot of tidal pools with anemones, hermit crabs, and a few star fish. There is a very nice view of the ocean and the ships going by. We saw...More

1  Thank Edward L
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Although this is listed under Port Angeles, it's actually a fair degree west towards the town of Joyce. It's a scenic spot, and we particularly liked the Tongue Point area. We saw lots of small crabs by flipping over rocks. And some sea cucumbers and...More

3  Thank NewMexBound
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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
24 May 2017|
Response from kousy | Reviewed this property |
I was there in the winter & wasn't camping so I have no idea- sorry