Salt Creek Recreation Area County Park has national park aesthetics, with County Park amenities. The 196-acre Park includes upland forests, rocky bluffs, rocky tide pools, sand beach, Salt Creek access, campsites, and panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Crescent Bay, and Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Salt Creek is a regional park that draws visitors from all areas of the northwest and is another one of Clallam County's premier parks. Many colleges and schools from all over the United States visit the Park to study and observe the marine life.
The campground is open year round. There are 92 premium campsites, which include two camp host sites, located on a bluff above the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Approximately 73 of the 92 campsites have a view of the water.
We discovered this park by accident almost 30 years ago and I was happy to find that it is still a great place to camp. Close to Port Angeles and the Olympic National Park Visitor Center, it is located on the banks of the Strait of San Juan de Fuca. The sites that have water views are reservable; when we arrived on a Thursday in June, these had all been reserved(although not all were occupied). Many of the non-reservable sites were available. We were not able to get two consecutive nights in a prime spot so we returned a second time! No hookups in the loop but there are three tiers of 39 RV sites that have decent water views. Each of these has an electrical and water hookup and a paved pad but you are stacked up as you would be in a typical RV park. Restrooms are reasonably clean(but no garbage receptacle) and there are showers but there is a fee. If you have a water view site and the weather cooperates, you will enjoy a glorious sunset. There is a playground for children, but the best feature is the tidepools that are accessible at low tide; our girls had a blast exploring these when they were young.
Salt Creek Campground is beautiful! Every camp site is well maintained, the bathrooms are very clean and you have beautiful views all around you. Near the entrance there is a park, horse shoe pits, basketball court and a huge grass field. Make sure to check out the trails, bunkers and tide pools!
Depending on your campsite this place has incredible view but also offers plenty of trails and access to viewpoints and tidal areas. I stayed 2 nights and the first was pretty windy out by Tongue Point and the next on was calm. So be ready for a little wind if you’re out next the the water and it just happens to be windy…
This hidden gem, just west of Port Angeles and North of Olympic National Park has the best tidepooling in PNW. You can easily put in Kayaks and SUP. Wide open space for RV campers, but wonderful forested sites for tent and car campers. Emaculate. Two hosts so there is always someone there to help with firewood. Over a dozen walk up sites so it’s a good one if traveling on the fly! Great hikes and waterplay options. And so close to Olympic Natl park.
Showers and flush toilets. Lots of campsites. Also, an area for RVs. Deer wander around the camp like pets. Sunsets are spectacular and the water views to the north you can see Canada. The area is a high bank from the beach. Very clean grounds. Keep your coolers in your car as there are racoons that wander the sites at night!
This campground offers lots of drive-in campsites with golden views, and offers just awesome tide pooling at Tongue Point Marine Sanctuary, along with swimming in Salt Creek. This area is perfect fun for families, and people who love to hike, kayak, surf, plays games such as volleyball and basketball. The site also offers showers and firewood. This place is picture perfect.
This campsite is cute, fun, and easy to access. Great tidepoooling available for all ages, with incredible views of the sunset and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Kkinda buggy, and lots of raccoons. Good parking though, and big, secluded sites available. Restrooms and coin-operated showers were clean and pleasant.
Salt Creek is my family’s go-to campground. If you’re lucky enough to get one of the reserved sites tucked back in the woods then you get a lot more of that nature feel. Plus there’s a big beach, tide pools, hiking, world war bunkers, and it’s close Port Angeles which is a nice tourist town if you like to shop.
My husband and I love this campground. The rv sites are great. With great view of the straight of juan de fucas, Always see deers and during low ties can find star fish etc,. on the rocks. Clean restroom and showers.
Tom and Linda Jurasin
Clean, camp host were helpful and cheerful.