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.
I guided a 1 week coastal backpacking trip and this was and excellent refueling pit stop along the way! Great amenities and great location.
stayed for just one night but we got a great side on the bluff overlooking toung point. The sun set was beautiful
OMGOSH what a find! Absolutely stunning views of the Juan De Fucas Straight, tide pools, beach, hiking. Camp in the forest or with a view of the straight. Inexpensive and clean.
Love this campground. Great beach. Lots of raccoons so keep your food in your car.
I can completely forgive the apartment style camping here. The sites are big with privacy and many of them have views of the ocean. Our site did!! So pretty. Lots of beach exploring during the day. And awesome campfires are night. Watch out there are lots of hungry raccoons!
Although we were surrounded in fog, enjoyed the playground, tide pools and private site number 51. Always a great spot
Diverse ecosystems here include rocky and sandy shores, tide pools, and dense lush forests so there’s a lot to explore and a lot of different wildlife to see. There aren’t serious hiking trails here, just endless beautiful coast. The tents only campsites out on the little peninsula are the best. They also have some sports fields, showers, camp store, and a few other modern amenities that compliment the natural beauty. Exceptional camping here.
This place is super under cover and rad! Right outside of port angeles. Great stop before or after Vancouver Island or Olympic National park or in our case…both. Hot showers, very on the picnic table raccoons and incredible views of the sound.
Wow, what a campsite we got. The place was filled and we were lucky to get the best site in the whole place. The views were amazing, the sound of the sea all around you and the possibility of whale viewing always looming.
The bathrooms were clean but the shower is one dark and dingy locked room where I'm sorry to admit this but I imagine young people stealing away to for secret meetings involving you know what private activity.
The camp host was an old dude who sold firewood and no other staff were present, so even through this place gets five stars, the truth is that there was loads of trash and even old burnt batteries in our camp fire pit. Someone had had a huge party and there was foil confetti everywhere….so sad.
Also, beware of absolutely crazy daytime raccoon bandits what will take anything at any time of the day and are not afraid of you. I saw a group of boys corner one and almost get attached themselves…doh!
The walks around the area are short but fun and the tide pooling is great--watch out through, as there were loads of people who took stair cases down to the pools and then lost access to their original entry points because of the tidal changes. There is also a beach you can get to if you want to do something other than rocky beach activities.