What a great park! Many of the sites a located on the bluffs overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca, so you can sit at your site and watch big ships go by. During low tides you can climb down the access steps and visit the tide pools. The grounds were kept immaculate with lots of grass and tiny daisies all over the fields. Great playground for kids and a neat World War II bunker to visit. Fire rings are available at each site and the camp hosts can sell you some firewood if you forget yours. Showers are 25 cents for 5 minutes. If this park had sewer hookups I would have given it a higher rating. Overall, we really liked Salt Creek Park and will definitely return.
This is a new campground on the Makah reservation, right on the Pacific Ocean. The last 1/4 mile of the road is gravel, past the tent area to the RV hookup area which is gravel also. Rigs park with nose facing the ocean right over the low dunes--you can lie in your bed and watch the waves, if you like! There are a couple of fire rings located in a grassy area behind the rigs, so if you want a campfire you can go over there.Easy access to the beach--just go through the cut-through in the fence. Cape Flattery is less than 10 miles away and there is a good museum of the Makah Indians in town. Neah Bay harbor is home to good charter fishing,too. You'll need to pay $10 for a permit to do anything on the reservation. A couple of negatives we found--this is basically a gravel lot with hook-ups sticking up. It's clean, but no frills. There is one water pipe with a Y-splitter for every 2 sites. Unfortunately, we accidentally stripped one side of the Y in our site while removing our water hose. Fortunately, we found all the pieces & parts and were able to put it back together and get the water shut off. Since there was no main water shut-off valve we sprayed water just about everywhere and we were drenched in the process. In spite of all that, we would definitely return for a second visit.
This park makes for a great base camp from which to see various parts of Olympic National Park. The restrooms are spotless. A quarter buys you 5 minutes worth of shower. The laundry room was immaculate--$1.75 dries a whole load of clothes. There is a small basketball court next to the office. The owner even backed our trailer in for us, right next to the beautiful garden plantings. If you are traveling with dogs, call ahead. They are pretty strict about dogs, which breeds, how big, and how many. Also, no tents or pop-ups allowed. There was a collection of permanent mobile homes in the back of the park--there was quite a bit of coming and going twice a day, but otherwise not a problem. And our cable hookup was really terrible--all we could get was snowy CNN. Yes, it's right on the main drag and is directly across the street from the Thriftway/Ace Hardware & a good pizza place--frankly, I thought this was a plus!