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Salt Creek Recreation Area

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Address: 3506 Camp Hayden Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363-8702
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+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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Tidal Pools!

This campground was packed when we arrived on a Friday afternoon and more people where coming into the park. The tidal pool was my favorite part as I saw real sea anemones! The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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312 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 anemones. But surprisingly. though it looked like the perfect place for them, we didn't see... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This campground was packed when we arrived on a Friday afternoon and more people where coming into the park. The tidal pool was my favorite part as I saw real sea anemones! The rocks are slippery so be careful climbing.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to get to & not crowded, great views all along the walking trails, don't forget your camera, the photo possibilities are endless

Thank kousy
Port Angeles
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very special place where visitors can see Salish Sea tide pool creatures up close! Since you are asked not to take anything away or leave anything behind, it is a pretty healthy environment even with the number of people who enjoy the area. For easier acceass to the beach, follow the road past the entrance to the... More 

Thank doctordeco
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

What a great place! Camping, picnic and park above with AMAZING views and a BEAUTIFUL sandy beach that goes on and on down below. The water is shallow for quite some distance with an awesome Creek that runs along the beach. Perfect for play! We come here every summer and spring! This is a MUST SEE!!!

Thank Rachelle K
Sequim, Washington
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

This county park is an excellent RV camping area with full hook ups and a spectacular view of the Straits of Juan de Fuca and Canada's Vancouver Island. Hiking the old military bunkers and the coast is a pleasure;

Thank Ron P
Edison, New Jersey
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We spent a weekend here in May. Our campsite had a beautiful view out over the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The campsites that can be reserved are much less attractive than the ones you just pick when you get there. And you still get water and electric hookups. Great tide pooling walking distance from the Campground at Tongue Point.... More 

Thank Mootle
Forks, Washington
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 

Thank Joe W
Sequim, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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181 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

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.

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