The park has significant riparian, grassland and wildlife values, including a rare riparian black cottonwood ecological community and numerous provincially red- and blue-listed animal species. Approximately 1,300 metres of the park’s southern boundary is riparian frontage along the Kettle River.
Situated within the Southern Okanagan Highlands Ecosection, the biogeoclimatic subzone variant represented within Boothman’s Oxbow is PPdh1 (PPdh1 Ponderosa Pine dry hot Kettle variant). A small portion of the park area incorporates the Kettle River.
Swimming, angling, kayaking, picnicking, hiking and wildlife appreciation are popular activities in the park.