ROCKPORT STATE PARK
ROCKPORT STATE PARK
51095 Highway 20
Rockport, Washington 98283
Rockport State Park is a 670-acre camping park in an ancient forest. The old growth was never logged, and the entire ecosystem remains in place, creating a rare, natural forest with a canopy so dense that minimal sunlight penetrates to the ground. The park stands at the foot of Sauk Mountain, which has an elevation of 5,400 feet and a steep but climbable trail to the top.
Summer: 6:30 to dusk.Winter: Day-use area closes Nov. 1, reopens May 4.
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life. Coyotes. Deer or Elk. Squirrels. Crows or Ravens. Eagles. Grouse. Hawks. Hummingbirds. Jays. Ospreys. Owls.Woodpeckers
Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life . Cedar. Douglas Fir. Hemlock. Yew. Alder. Maple. Berries. Ferns. Moss or Lichens
Opened in 1961, the park derives its name from the community of Rockport. The town itself was named for the numerous large rocks near the boat landing on the Skagit River. The old-growth timber that is the park's most immediately recognizable feature, covers nearly 600 acres. The trees exist because the Sound Timber Company refused to log them. Instead, in 1935, Sound Timber sold the land and timber to the state of Washington for $1. Washington State Parks acquired the property from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources in 1961.
Camping Fees : Please note that the following general fee information is not customized for each individual park, so not all fees will apply to all parks (for example, primitive campsite and dump station fees listed apply only to parks that have primitive campsites and dump stations). An additional $1 per night is added to the basic camping fees listed below at this high-use park. Basic camping fees are:
Standard campsite, $15.
Utility campsite, $21.
Primitive campsite (accessible by motorized/non-motorized vehicles) and for water trail camping, $10
An additional $3 fee (standard) or $5 fee (utility) may be charged for select premium campsites at some parks.
Maximum eight people per campsite.
Second vehicle: $10 per night is charged for a second vehicle unless it is towed by a recreational vehicle. Extra vehicles must be parked in designated campsite or extra vehicle parking spaces.
Dump stations (if available): Year-round dump station fees are $5 per use. If you are camping, this fee is included in your campsite fee.
More about park hours : Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Length of stay: you may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31. Campsite Information : The park has eight tent sites, 50 utility sites, one dump station, two restrooms and four showers. Maximum site length is 38 feet (may have limited availability). Tent sites are walk-in sites with the longest distance from the parking lot no more than 200 feet. All campsites are first-come, first-served.
In addition to the tent sites, there are four Adirondack shelters, each with eight bunks, first-come, first-served.
Group Accommodations : The park provides a group camp for tents only. The camp accommodates up to 45 people. Fees vary with size of the group. To reserve, call the park at (360) 853-8461.