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Salt Creek Recreation Area

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Salt Creek Recreation Area & Campground is open year-round

INFO & UPDATES

* Clallam County Parks Press Release (08/05/2021)
* Recreate Responsibly Reminder
* Salt Creek Recreation Area Informational Video

Address
Directions

Address: 3506 Camp Hayden Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363
Directions: From WA State Highway 112; From WA State Hwy 112 (near milepost 4); North on Camp Hayden Road; Right turn into park entrance; Approximately 3.5 miles from Hwy112 Click here to access the Google Map website.

Size

196-acres, located adjacent to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and WDNR Striped Peak Area.

Park Amenities

Numerous first come, first serve DAY-USE picnic tables with fire pits and benches.
Playground, sand volleyball courts, horse-shoe pits, basketball court, playing field (bring your own equipment)

DAY-USE
PICNIC
SHELTER
  • DAY-USE Picnic Shelter Fee: $80 / day
  • # of Visitors: Maximum 50 inside shelter.
  • Shelter Amenities include: picnic tables, sink, hot water, electric outlets, electric cook top, counters, outdoor barbeque grills, trash receptacle, and fireplace. (Grills or other hot cooking appliances allowed on countertops only.)
  • Woodfire: Permitted in the fireplace. Only barbeque briquettes in outdoor grills.
  • Clean-up: Required after group use.
  • Parking: Carpooling encouraged. Recommend arrival as early as possible to meet parking needs.
  • Play Areas: ALL playground and recreational areas SHARED with other park patrons.
  • Arrival Time: 8am; Departure Time: Guests required to leave park before gate closes. Gate hours posted at the entrance.
  • Overnight camping: prohibited in picnic shelter.
  • Alcoholic beverages or marijuana: Prohibited (RCWs 66.44.100 and 69.50.445).
  • Park Manager (or representative) has authority to remove from the Park any or all members of a group whose behavior, at any time, conflicts with County or State laws, becomes detrimental to health and safety of group, or other Park users, or becomes so unruly as to affect the reasonable enjoyment of the Park by other users.

AS OF JULY 1, 2021: DAY-USE PICNIC SHELTER IS ON-LINE RESERVABLE ONLY.
NOTE:
FOR DAY-USE PICNIC SHELTER RESERVAIONS;

  1. Go to CampLife Reservation System
  2. Log in, choose Picnic Shelter
  3. Choose the date you want to reserve.
  4. CampLife automatically shows departure date as the next day, however it's NOT an overnight reservation.
  5. IT IS NOT AN OVERNIGHT RESERVATION, CURRENTLY THIS IS THE ONLY WAY SYSTEMS TAKES ONE-DAY RESERVATIONS.
  6. One reservation allowed per day (all amenities are included-water; stove; fireplace).
  7. No Half Reservation accepted.
  8. If you want to reserve the next consecutive day for DAY-USE PICNIC SHELTER; make a separate reservation for the next day.
Trails

Short scenic wooded park trails; trails to WWII historic bunker; hiker/equestrian trailhead to WDRN Striped Peak.
There is no pass or entry fee for Salt Creek Recreation Area or WDNR Striped Peak Area.
The Striped Peak trail is 5-mile round trip hike with 850' elevation gain, highest elevation point is 1,166'.

Campsites
  • 92 total scenic campsites; Utility sites #1-39; Non-utility campsites #40-92
  • First come, first serve sites #1--15, #40-49; # 69-70; #74-92; Reservable sites #16-39; #50-68; #71-73
  • Two (2) ADA accessible campsites #39, #71
  • Six (6) people per single campsite per C.C.C. 23.03.040
Parking

Several Day-Use parking lots and an ADA accessible restroom available year-round.

Bathrooms

Two (2) fully ADA accessible restrooms, with coin-operated showers; one (1) vault toilet available MAY - OCT.
One (1) fully ADA accessible restroom, with coin-operated shower; one (1) vault toilet available NOV - APR.
Water faucets can be found throughout the Park, limited access OCT - APR due to winterization.

Dump Station No charge for paying campers to use the dump station, non-campers pay a fee.
PARK RULES

FULL PARK RULES & REGS HERE

NO alcoholic beverages or marijuana allowed in the park per State laws. (RCW 66.44.100 & RCW.69.50.445)

Pets must remain on a leash, no longer than eight (8) feet, at all times. Pet handlers must properly dispose of pet waste in dumpster. (C.C.C. 23.03.070)

Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to camp overnight. (C.C.C. 23.03.040)

Gate Hours*:

May - September OPEN 6am - 10pm
October - April OPEN 7am - 9pm
*LATE ARRIVALS If registered camper arrives afterhours, park in lot near gate and walk to campsite.
 

Camping Hours:

Check-OUT time 12 Noon (or sooner).
Check-IN time

There is no designated check-in time.
For first come, first served sites - if site is unoccupied, you may occupy site.
For reservable sites - if sign reads AVAILABLE, and site is unoccupied, you may occupy site for one night.
For occupying a site you reserved - if unoccupied, you may occupy site; if noon or after you may occupy site; previous occupant check out time is noon.

 

First Come, First Serve Camping Information:

Information &
Fee Envelopes
First come, first serve camping is done via self-registration at the park kiosk.
Information and fee envelopes available at park kiosks.
Locate and occupy empty first come, first serve campsite (#1-15, #40-49; #69-70; #74-92).
Return to fee kiosk station immediately to register, fill out fee envelope and close proper fee.
Remove the camping receipt off fee envelope and place on vehicle dashboard. Deposite the fee envelope into fee box.
Payment First come, first serve payment must be cash, check or money order. No Credit Cards, Canadian checks, currency or coins.
Payment can be one night at a time, or for entire stay. No refunds available.
Park Rules For printer friendly PARK RULES & REGS CLICK HERE
 

RESERVATION INFORMATION & MAPS:

RESERVATION
SYSTEM
CampLife Reservation System OPENS 8am on January 1st to make reservations for the same calendar year. SCRA
RESERVATION
SEASON
Campground is open year-round, however reservations are accepted February - October for the current calendar year.
RESERVABLE SITES Campsites #16-39; #50-68; #71-73, are the sites that can be reserved during the February 1- October 31 timeframe.
(Reservation system opens January 1 of same calendar year)
ALL campsites first come, first serve NOV. 1 - JAN. 31
DUE TO COVID, PICNIC SHELTER IS NOT AVAILABLE.
Click on Map or on Inset Map click to enlarge and then click site# to view campsite.
Salt Creek Map Inset, click to enlarge and view campsite informationSalt Creek Map Inset, click to enlarge and view campsite information

 

 

Reserve

Reserve a Campsite! ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE AT LEAST SEVEN (7) DAYS IN ADVANCE.
Register and LOG ON to CAMPLIFE Reservation system prior to selecting camping date & site.
Bring copy of reservation receipt with you to thepark.

Reservation Policy;
Modifications;
Cancellations
Park Rules / Regs

Modifications of an existing reservation must be done via email at EMAIL.

Reservation Cancellation & Modification Policy
Reservation Policy
Rules and Regulations
 

Camping Fees: First come, first serve campers: No Credit Cards, Canadian checks, currency or coins.

Clallam County Resident

Non-Utility Campsite: $22.00 /night [no electric or water]

Clallam County Resident

Utility Campsite: $26.00 / night [electric, (seasonal) water hook-ups]

Non-Clallam County Resident

Non-Utility Campsite: $28.00 /night [no electric or water]

Non-Clallam County Resident Utility Campsite: $32.00 / night [electric, (seasonal) water hook-ups]

Extra vehicle

One extra vehicle per site allowed: $5.00 / night

Firewood

$5.00 / bundle

Showers

Coin-operated showers, nominal charge (quarters only)

Reservation Fee

$10.00 / reservation

Reservation Cancellation Fee $10.00 / cancellation
Dump Station Fee $10.00 for Non-registered Campers; Free for Registered Campers
DAY USE No Fee
 

Salt Creek Recreation Area Park Manager:

Contact Email Phone: 360-928-3441