Choquette Hot Springs Park was protected by the Provincial Government in 2001 in recognition of its hot springs and surrounding thermal wetland and riparian area. Designation followed the recommendations of the Cassiar Iskut-Stikine Land and Resource Management Plan. The springs were named after Alexander (Buck) Choquette, the first known miner to have explored the Iskut River area in the 1860s and built a trading post on the flats above the hot springs. Choquette was married to Georgina, daughter of Chief Shakes of the Tlinglit First Nation.
Choquette Hot Springs Park lies within the asserted traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation.
Choquette Hot Springs Park lies within the Boundary Ranges Ecosection, in the Coastal Western Hemlock biogeoclimatic zone. The hot springs are associated with several uncommon vascular plant, algae and Archaebacteria species. The warm water allows vegetation to grow year-round and the hot springs and associated wetlands are considered biologically and physically exceptional.
The unique microclimate found in Choquette Hot Springs Park provides important moose wintering habitat and supports a productive waterfowl habitat.