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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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Wonderful park, wonderful place to camp

We spent a weekend here in May. Our campsite had a beautiful view out over the Strait of Juan de... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
Edison, New Jersey
Spectacular Describes This Place

Not only is this a great place to camp but the views and history of the area are something special... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Joe W
Forks, Washington
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3506 Camp Hayden Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363-8702
+1 360-928-3441
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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...More

Thank Mootle
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...More

Thank Joe W
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...More

Thank Lccdesign
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...More

1  Thank skagittraveller
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...More

Thank paharborview
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...More

Thank Cynthia W
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.

1  Thank grace2joy
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...More

Thank Antoinette D
Reviewed 22 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
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...More

1  Thank snowseekerWA
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Sophie V
What are the best times to arrive to ensure getting a good campsite and avoiding large crowds? Do you think it would be better to arrive a Friday afternoon or a Saturday/Sunday night or morning? Also, which campsites have the most privacy and are closest to the water?
23 May 2017|
Response from kousy | Reviewed this property |
I was there in the winter & wasn't camping so I have no idea- sorry
I am just so excited to be coming to a whole different hemisphere ... are there any apps that we can download to help identify birdlife, creatures in the rock pools,etc and should we have a particular US or Canadian Sim card?
3 March 2017|
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Hi. We are planning to tent camp (fairly long large family tent) with three toddlers. Good kids... reaponsible parents, but I'm still worried about camping on the "bluff". Is it a sharp drop off? Is the drop off fenced in? We are hoping for a killer view, some privacy, safety for the kids, close to water spicket and restroom, and somewhere that would possibly be less wet and/or could dry out easier after the rain if we end up being there during a yucky week. What camp sites can you recommend? Would you recommend getting an rv site for our tent or would that not work? So many questions! So excited to make the most of this trip! Thanks!
20 February 2017|
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Response from ClallamCountyParks | Property representative |
Hello Bonney Lake, The previous responses all have excellent comments and suggestions. The bluff is fenced along the entire length. The bluff height ranges from about 15' - 20' at site # 67 to 35' - 40' at sites # 53... More