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Salt Creek Recreation Area & Campground is open year-round


* Clallam County Parks Press Release (7/1/2020)
* Responsible Recreation Reminder

* Salt Creek Recreation Area Informational Video


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.


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

Picnicking &
Park Ameneties

Numerous first come, first serve DAY-USE picnic tables with fire pits and benches.
Group Picnic Shelter by RESERVATION ONLY, to reserve EMAIL park manager.
Playground, sand volleyball courts, horse-shoe pits, basketball court, playing field (bring your own equipment)


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'.

  • 92 scenic campsites
  • Utility sites #1-39
  • Standard 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

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


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 NOV - APR due to winterization.

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


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 Canadian checks, currency or coins.
Payment can be one night at a time, or for entire stay. No refunds available.
Park Rules Click here for printer friendly park rules & regulations.

Reservation Camping Information & MAPS:

Season Reservations taken only for FEB. to OCT. of the same calendar year. SCRA
System CampLife Reservation system opens on JAN. 1st at 8am for reservations in same calendar year.
Sites Campsites #16-39; #50-68; #71-73, reservable FEB. 1 - OCT. 31
ALL campsites first come, first serve NOV. 1 - JAN. 31
Click on Map or on Inset Map click to enlarge and then click site# to veiw campsite.
Salt Creek Map Inset, click to enlarge and view campsite informationSalt Creek Map Inset, click to enlarge and view campsite information




Reserve a Campsite!
Be sure to register, then log-in, prior to selecting camping date & site.
Bring copy of reservation receipt with you to park.


Reservation Policy;
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:


Standard Campsites: Clallam County residents 


Standard Campsites: Non-County residents  


Utililty Campsites: Clallam County residents 

$32.00/night Utility Campsites: Non-County residents


Extra vehicle



Nominal charge

Coin-operated showers (Quarter / 2mins)


Reservation Fee

$10.00/cancellation Cancellation of Reservation Fee
$10.00/use Dump Station Fee for Non-Campers
No Fee Dump Station Fee for SCRA Paying Campers
No Fee Day Use

Salt Creek Recreation Area Park Manager:

Contact Email Phone: 360-928-3441