Salt Creek marks the entrance into the more remote southern stretches of the Coorong National Park. It is home to the Coorong National Park Information Centre. Tourist information and camping permits are available from the township's two highway roadhouses.
Salt Creek is also the perfect departure point for several good walks, including the Ngrugie Ngoppun (a good walk) and the Lakes Nature Trail. This is a short interpretive walk, which allows the visitor to experience the full range of native vegetation in the district and excellent bird watching. Travellers can view pelicans at nearby Jacks Point Pelican Observatory, or take a step back in time at Chinaman's Well historic site.