In the past two entries we traveled the twisty (non RV friendly) section of Washington Hwy 112 and the brushy single lane Crescent Bay Road.
As I previously shared, part of the allure to drive these roads was to experience a new route, the other was the payoff of reaching Salt Creek Recreation Area at the end of the day’s travel.
The Salt Creek’s website describes the area as follows: “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 Park contains something for almost any RVer. For the active crowd the park features, play equipment, basketball court, horseshoe courts, hiking, softball field, volleyball court, surfing, kayaking, mountain biking and scuba diving. For those with less energy, the park offers a marine sanctuary with enticing tide pools to explore, bird watching, the remnants of WWII-era Camp Hayden to investigate, a sandy beach to lounge on, stargazing, watching sea going vessels in the shipping lanes and more.
Of course what would an activity filled recreation area be without a campground? Rated as the best campground of the Olympic Peninsula, the Salt Creek Recreation Area campground features 92 campsites of varying size and amenities. Sites are conveniently located to all of the parks facilities, with most offering commanding views of the water. Resident deer are sure to pay a visit during your stay.
Visiting the Olympic Peninsula’s best rated campground via most RV unfriendly roads, just another adventure in RVing!
Note: Most sane RVers approach the park on Hwy 112 from Port Angeles using Camp Hayden Road to reach the park entrance.
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.