Port Angeles, Washington

Salt Creek Recreation Area

Port Angeles, Washington



Port Angeles, Washington
Phone: (360) 928-3441

Sites: 92
Recent Rate: $27 6/2015

Latitude: 48.1619491706014
Longitude: -123.698351383209

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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36 Reviews

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SteelHorseRider

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $27.00
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We stayed for 5 days in our 40' RV. There was no check-in due to our having reservations online and our name was on the camp post at our spot. Getting to our site was easy and pulling in was not a problem although the sites are close to one another. There is no logic to who stays in the pull-through spaces since we saw vans and pop up trailers in the spaces. Our hookups were located in the right location and they were in working order. Our Verizon hotspot worked surprisingly great for not having a town close by. Our satellite worked fine even though there were a lot of trees around. There are some amazing views of the ocean, and hiking trails. This park has some history of military with a large bunker and observation bunker. This park is quiet on weekdays but, the weekends are a nightmare, barking dogs, screaming kids, kids on bikes, people walking through your camp, no regard for privacy, bathrooms are outdated like most state parks. The volunteers are friendly and will bring firewood to your camp. We camped at Salt Creek Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

You can watch cruise ships and submarines go by the Strait of Juan De Fuca that separates the United States and Canada, which you can see clearly from your camp. Lots of Kodak spots on the hiking trails and coastline.

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Free

Review Count: 94
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $27.00
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We were so happy to find this beautiful park located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We were initially concerned that we wouldn't be able to find a site large enough for our 45 foot motorhome. However, we were pleasantly surprised to find several sites that would accommodate us (the pull thru sites 33-39). They are a bit narrow but more than long enough. We ended up using a fire pit on a tent site across from us as our fire pit was under our slide. Except for the lack of cell and internet coverage, this place is almost perfect. We were there after the camping season had slowed down so it was very quiet. The views of the strait cannot be beat. We loved getting up in the morning with a cup of coffee and watching all the ships - when it wasn't foggy! Even when it was foggy it was fun to listen to the fog horns. Viewing the tide pools and surrounding islands is almost surreal. We had a hard time leaving and would definitely return. We camped at Salt Creek Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Kirt

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $27.00
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Pay attention to previous posts. The cell phones only work from Canada and will cost a small fortune if you don't turn them off. US cell service OK at gate up on top of park. No TV on antenna. Only 4 or 5 pull through sites. Front row with the best view is first come first serve so you might get lucky and pull in right as someone leaves. Tent sites are in the woods but you could dry camp a 25 foot trailer or class C. No sewer at site but dump station is in park. At low tide(only) you can get to the water from the tent area. The RV area is on a cliff with a fantastic view from all sites. We camped at Salt Creek Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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judy_online

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $26.00
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Incredible view over Puget Sound here! If you are a bit athletic, you can even climb down to the tide pools, but be warned there is a lot of fog here. Paved roads and paved sites, although a bit close together compared to a lot of public campgrounds. (This is owned by the county.) Location is close to Hoh Valley and Neah Bay, and not too bad a drive into Port Angeles. BIG WARNING, however, is that your cell phone and mobile hotspot will likely roam into Canada from this campground. I logged in $50 worth in just a few minutes while first being told on the phone by Verizon that my hotspot could not roam and then being told it could! I turned off roaming on my cell phone, but that meant I could not get any service at all much of the time--just a slight signal occasionally. Luckily Verizon reversed my charges but I could easily have spent a lot more without knowing it. We camped at Salt Creek Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Brujomar

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $27.00
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Arrived at this park without reservation on a Thursday at 11 am. As I was pulling in, another rig was pulling out and I grabbed site 7..front row on a low bluff, with full on view of Strait of Juan de Fuca..with all the boat traffic and ambiance. While many sites are reserved well in advance, there are a dozen or so sites left for first come first served. The entire waterfront row is non-reserved. Weekends were packed. Most weekdays filled by mid-afternoon. Saw several 'locals' who know the system pull a car into an open site, put their paid tag on dash then get picked up and come a day or two later with their rig. Locking up an otherwise available spot. Many families, yet quiet at night. Park gate closes at 10 pm. 14 day max stay. A nice separation of tent sites from RV sites. A large park, with mostly open RV and wooded tent sites. Concrete pad with grass strip between sites. Picnic table and fire ring. 50 amp and water. Dump station with lots of blue boys being hauled around, Playground, Hiking, and Tide pools. In my opinion, sites are snug for big rigs, as our fiver and truck barely fit without hanging into road. Width gets friendly if your neighbor is big and you both have slides. Fire ring ended up about 3' from back corner of our rig. RV sites are set in three rows, each higher than the one in front. AT&T OK about 1/2 mile from park entrance, then bounces over to Canada tower, both voice and data. Verizon Mi-Fi internet was also on Canadian towers so all were OFF in park. Satellite TV OK from most RV sites. OTA antenna was Canadian. Heavy fog some days..fog horns sounding from passing ships..you swore they were going to hit you! Great location for day trips into National Park, Cape Flattery, Port Angeles, Sol Duc hot springs, and Hurricane Ridge. Would definitely come back. We camped at Salt Creek Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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The Chouters

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $27.00
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We have been to Salt Creek Recreational Area many times and it never disappoints. When the regular coastal fog clears, there are wonderful views of the Strait of Juan De Fuca. You can pass the time watching cruise ships and huge tankers on the horizon. A few short steps down to the water's edge is a prime place to catch the sunrise and sunset. Nearby Tongue Point also provides for breathtaking views. Don't expect Wi-Fi connectivity, the park does not provide it, and unless you want to pay huge international roaming fees from Canada, you won't have cell service most of the time. There are no sewer hookups although there is a dump station. There is a nice mix of RV and tent campers and all are well behaved. In the space where we stayed, there was ample room for slideouts, awnings, and parking for our towed vehicle. Do check their web site for specific info, as spaces vary in size and amenities. We will revisit any chance we get. We can't say enough good things about the little haven. We camped at Salt Creek Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Janet H

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $27.00
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Beautiful coastal views and tide pools! The campground itself is in a historic site with WWII gun emplacements on display - a great history lesson. Site in the campground vary widely. We stayed in the wooded section of the park where there are no hookups. Sites are tight for RVs, but privacy is high due to many trees. Non-hook up sites seem intended for tenters but we chose this section of the park rather than the open bluff area with hookups. Views from the bluff area are spectacular but privacy is non-existent. The park was packed with families and kids during our visit. We camped at Salt Creek Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Vasili

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $27.00
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Fantastic campground - RV section is like a tiered wedding cake. If you RV has the best view out the back, try parking on the top tier for milllion dollar views of the Strait. Plenty of room between sites, fire rings and picnic tables. Lots of walking and hiking trails throughout. There are also plenty of nicely wooded tent sites throughout the park in a different loop. There's something for everybody here. It's a wonderful place, highly recommended. The place is beautifully maintained. Hookups are water and electric - there's a dump station on your way out of the park, no extra charge. RV sites are either completely open or slightly shaded. There are lots of nicely wooded / shaded tent camping sites as well. We camped at Salt Creek Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Your phones will try to give you service from Canada since you have such a clear shot to Vancouver island across the strait, so be careful about data, text and minutes. You can get US service by walking through the wooded part of the campground to what we began referring to as "4G Point" which overlooks a bay with a lovely island in the middle of it.

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JNMC

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $27.00
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We stayed at Site 13, with a full, beautiful view of the shipping lane. The sites were spacious, with a fire ring and picnic table. The trails to the tide pools and bunker were well-maintained. Our entire family loved this place. We will definitely be back! We camped at Salt Creek Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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SKP

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $27.00
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This is probably one of the nicest parks on the Olympic Peninsula. It is clean and well maintained and, very quiet here. Port Angeles and Sequim are nice towns to visit and shop in. Note... Be careful of international roaming charges being applied to your Verizon bill. We caught ours in time and Verizon took care of the problem. Don't waste your time traveling any farther west with your RV. The road is difficult to drive and the towns and RV Parks (?) are run down and unpleasant. We camped at Salt Creek Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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MaineDon

Review Count: 152
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $24.00
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We had a bad experience at this park, which has driven my rating down. But let's start with the positives first: it's a beautiful setting with most sites having a wonderful view of the Strait of Juan De Fuca. There are also nice trails for hiking and great tide pools to explore. Our problems stemmed from the staff and their policies. We made our reservation two months in advance, with 2 calls to the park manager to confirm our site and the dates of our stay. We arrived to find we'd been assigned a site other than the one on our confirmation sheet. We took the alternate site, set everything up......only to find we had no water. Since no one was in the check-in office, we finally contacted the manager by phone, only to be told that a special shut off valve had to be activated in order to get water. Fine...we wasted 90 minutes to finally learn that. But the real topper for us was to learn that several hundred middle school students were arriving the following morning for a day of marathon competition....and, oh, you won't be able to leave or arrive at your site by car between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. because the marathon runners would be on park roads. So basically, we were stranded there for the day, unless we could get our car out of the park by 7:30 a.m. It would have been nice (and professional?) to have been warned of this in advance, especially since we talked by phone with the park manager twice earlier in the summer. Then there is the small matter of what 300++ middle school students do to park ambiance when they arrive in the school buses and basically take over everything. My advice is, if you plan to book here, inquire in advance about the possibility of events like this. We camped at Salt Creek Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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the5reeds

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $22.00
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Beautiful camping in the dry camping bluff area, sites in the 50's and 60's. The hookup area sites were rather close together and not very appealing to us, but those on the bluff were secluded and nestled in the trees overlooking the Straits of Juan deFuca. We liked most of the sites in the 50's and some in the 60's which were more protected from the winds. Bring your generator as there isn't adequate sun for solar. We camped at Salt Creek Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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jubilee32

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $24.00
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I will have to write this before I figure out what the rating should be. Negatives first. The reservation system is from the last century. Download application from Internet, mail it in with a check and wait a week for a reply. We reserved early and it worked well enough since we started very early. No sewer at the sites but there is a convenient dump station onsite. Bathrooms were pretty heavily used and a bit dirty. BUT, most of the reason for the dirt was the wonderful access to the tide pools. More on that later. There is a no-alcohol policy. My wife flaunted her nightly wine using a clear glass and no one mentioned the flagrant violation. Final negative is more odd than negative. I screwed on the hose and turned it and nothing came out. You'll have to get down on your hands and knees, open the cover and operate the water from the main valve. Not a major issue but a bit strange. Now, the good stuff. Our campsite was level and roomy enough. Plenty of room for the four slides and parking the tow was easy enough. Almost all sites can see the water. Tents were across the road from us which allowed our unrestricted view. The access to the tide pools is great, though steep rocks might be an issue for those with problems. The tide schedule is posted and we had great fun. The camp staff is very limited but was friendly and actively taking care of the facility. The camp was full when we were there with half the sites space available only. Lots of kids riding bikes but we had no noise problems and everyone seems to have gotten along well. We stayed four or five nights and had a good time. Weather was foggy and cool but OK. I would go back if in that area. I really enjoyed the closeness to the Hoh Rain Forest. We did the Hurricane Ridge trip and the trip to the actual rain forest area. What an education. Spectacular views and access. Now that I have listed the pros and cons I guess I will choose an "8". Probably a "9" except for the reservation system. You'll need to plan ahead. We camped at Salt Creek Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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NotSoBadBob

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first camping trip with our new rig. Salt Creek is close to home and we have been here many times over the years, just not in an RV. Nice, well-kept facilities. Could benefit by adding another dump station. Rate we paid was residential - a couple dollars more for non-residents. We camped at Salt Creek Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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BruceandKathyWA

Review Count: 157
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $27.00
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This county campground is extremely popular in the summer, when reservations are highly recommended. During the off season it is quiet and peaceful. There are two camping areas. An upper area (where we stayed)offers spacious, but not at all private, electric/water hookup sites with fantastic views of the Juan de Fuca Straits. The lower campground offers more primitive sites amid tall evergreen trees. These sites have more privacy and easy access to some interesting tide pools. There are flush toilets and showers, but given the number of campsites and the popularity of the campground, it would be nice if there were more showers available. Be advised that this is a no-alcohol campground. Signs were prominently displayed that no alcoholic beverages are allowed. We camped at Salt Creek Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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