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.