The park is relatively new, yet the old growth Douglas fir for which the park is noted reflects a unique ownership. The park belonged to the Sound Timber Co. which, for some reason, did not log the timber. Instead, in 1935, Sound Timber Company sold the land and timber to the state for $1 and other goods and values considered. Thus the 600-acres of old-growth forest has never been disrupted.
The park stands at the foot of Sauk Mountain, which has a steep but climbable trail to the top.
The park features picnicking, hiking and camping. Skagit River Bald Eagle Sanctuary is nearby.
The Washington State Parks system includes more than 125 developed parks and covers about a quarter million acres.