Salt Creek Recreation Area
Salt Creek Recreation Area
4.5
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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This popular coastal area was converted from an old military fort after World War II.
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Crystal B
Tacoma, WA23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We spent many hours exploring the entire Salt Creek area. There are trails, bunkers, a creek, sandy beaches, tide pools. Best to go during low tide so you can get down the (steep) stairs and explore all the tide pools. Not accessible for wheelchairs. The rocks are very slippery. If you enter on the Salt Creek side you can walk along the creek. Make sure to bring your water shoes because you will end up sandy/wet. Lots of drift wood for the kids to play with and make forts. A wonderful family place to spend the day. Wish we would have camped there. The weather was overcast & chilly but everyone had a great time.
Written 16 July 2020
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Pixelpanderer
Yountville, CA980 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
A great place to go at low tide. There are tide pools for the kids and wonderful views in all directions. The people that frequent the area are very nice and friendly. There are even some surfers there for a low break.

What really frosts me is the area adjacent to it. It is a mile-long pristine beach that is postcard perfect: clean gentle slope to the water with little driftwood. But it is Private! I imagine a pile of money went under the table to secure that. You can pay to visit.
Written 10 July 2024
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montanaJIm
Missoula, MT2,316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Great Place to wander on the beach or visit a WWII installation. There is a sea stack that you can go out to on low tide or just walk on the beach. During WWII there was 2 16" guns located on top of the hill. The guns are gone but the concrete placements for them are still there. This was part of the coastal defense system. If you just want to visit the gun site park in the upper level and not down by the beach.
Written 20 June 2020
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lindamF5446JQ
Sequim, WA251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I had heard there were tide pools at Tongue Point at Salt Creek. I wanted to see what they were like. It's only about an hour drive from where we live. I couldn't believe how incredibly beautiful this recreation area is. Nicely layout for RV, tent camping or day use. The stairs down are extremely narrow and steep, but other than that, it's nice to have paved steps to access the beach areas.
Written 7 September 2021
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kencatron
Las Vegas, NV1,766 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We picnicked at this park and had a wonderful time! Definitely want to make sure to visit during the low tides to access the beaches and tide pools. Wonderful scenery and we saw several deer while we were there. You can stay in an RV or tent as well. Wonderful place to visit!
Written 22 August 2023
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hiker_rich
Seattle, WA83 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I have been going to Salt Creek for 5 years. It's a great site. The campers are peaceful. It's clean -- or at least was until this year. The bathrooms, except for the vault toilet, are fine. The big rig sites in the open may be fine. But all 3 of the smaller sites in the trees that I looked at had litter. Including an abandoned sock at one. Sad to see.
Written 1 September 2022
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doctordeco
Port Angeles, WA22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
This is a very special place where visitors can see Salish Sea tide pool creatures up close! Since you are asked not to take anything away or leave anything behind, it is a pretty healthy environment even with the number of people who enjoy the area. For easier acceass to the beach, follow the road past the entrance to the Tongue Point campground and park in the small lot near the beach. Just be sure to check for a moderate to low tide so you will be able to find sea stars, urchins, chitons, limpets, crabs, mussels, nudibrancs, snails, tube worms, sand dollars,sculpins, and much more!
Written 22 March 2017
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Suzanne
217 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
My friend and I drove over to the reservoir for the afternoon. Hopi g to enjoy some peace in the water. We had read it was a must see for the area. But when we pulled into the camping area, it was literally bumper to bumper and shoulder to shoulder. There was NO SPACE .
I could'nt wait to get out of there !
I was'nt even able to walk down to the beach. There were too many people and no place to park. Save yourself the trouble and go to another beach.
Written 29 July 2018
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OnTheGo
Atlanta70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
This area is beautiful and it probably is the best option for seaside camping, but the sites are very close together. Even the primitive sites are packed in. It books up though, so you need a write in for a reservation and the process is labor intensive. You write and request a site, then wait for them to write back to let you know if you got the spot - so it takes several days to nail something down. The natural beauty of the area is amazing - even the drive to Salt Creek is awesome, so go and enjoy, but be prepared for cramped camping.
Written 26 July 2014
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Leezard123
Saint Paul, MN11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
My wife and I were told there were sea otters and tidepools here. The old people in the RV reading books said "what is tide pool. Over there a rock." What?!? Apparently, the tidepools disappear and come back randomly, only going away when we arrived! We were promised an octopus and jellyfishes. No jellyfishes. No octopus. Some guy in a tight body suit that the octopuses were under water. What!?! Nobody told us that! We thought they'd be up on a rock during the day like the turtles we saw in the lake. Also: no. Sea. Otters. Anywhere! None!! The old people said, "what is otter? Like small sea bear?" I said NO. OTTER. Like...Like..."Weasel Fish." This elicited some thoughtful nodding. "Oh. Yes. I see it, this Weasel Fish. He have black hand...little mask...stripe on tail. He make the garbage pail open up. Eat feces in camp dump." No, elder! That's a raccoon. We were told the SEA WEASEL lives here, and FROLICS AND GAMBOLS about in the SEA KELP!!!! "Nyet. He have small hands and a fin like...who you say it...'Freedom Willy'? On this dolphin show that my grand daughter see it in New York. He have small black hand and a fin, skin like smooth belly of obese man that take to drinking. He have furry be-hind but flippers in the back. Some time he spit juice through a hole in his back, make a chit-chit-chit sound through buck teeth. He have tail like a flat sausage, for to carry mud to his block home in the stream-pond. He have a wife. He have child out of egg but yet...he is mammal and take milk from his mother's armpit. This...this is the one." Oh, I said. Just...oh.
Written 26 September 2013
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