ROCKPORT STATE PARK
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.
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page
Available in the park Available in the area? Pay phone? Fire wood? Auto repair? Diesel? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Groceries? Hardware? Postal service? Propane? Wood
There is a small general store in Rockport at the corner of Hwy. 20 and Hwy. 530. Gas and diesel fuel are available. The town of Concrete offers propane, a bank, a full-service grocery store and auto-repair and auto-part vendors, as well as a medical clinic and pharmacy. The nearest hospital is 32 miles away.
To purchase firewood or kindling, contact campground host or park staff.