There’s more to getting outside than getting sunburned and covered in bug bites.
Located on the west side of the Cascade Mountains, the park features a 265-foot waterfall, old-growth coniferous forests, and fast- moving rivers and streams. Opportunities to view local wildlife, including cougar near Wallace Falls, and peregrine falcons inhabit the rock cliffs of the Index Town Wall. A trail along the Wallace River leads to the scenic waterfall.
The forest park offers tent camping only. Primarily a day use park. There are 6 walk-in tent sites, comfort station, 2 picnic shelters, 5.5 miles of trails with scenic vistas. The park provides two kitchen shelters without electricity, plus five sheltered and five unsheltered picnic tables. For overnight stays, there are 2 walk-in tent sites and 5 cabins; fees are required. Limited openings during winter. Closed Monday and Tuesday October through April.