The park was created on April 30, 1996 as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resource Management Plan. The park will be managed according to the Management Direction Statement for Arrowstone Protected Area.
A regionally important Indigenous basalt quarry at the junction of Arrowstone and Cache Creeks is included in the park, along with many archaeological sites in the park’s southwest portion. The area also contains archaeological values and was historically used for hunting and food gathering by First Nations. The area is linked to the historic Gang Ranch and the present Perry Ranch.
The park protects one of the largest undisturbed watersheds in the dry southern interior. The park includes old-growth Douglas fir forest, along with a representation of grasslands. Critical winter range for mule deer and rare species including burrowing owls, falcons and the western rattlesnake are secured and protected.
Wildlife is potentially dangerous and may be encountered at any time. Never approach or feed any wild animal. Make your presence known when hiking. Cache your food properly.