The park was designated Park status in October 1963.
Davis Lake Park is located in the traditional territory of the Sto:lo Nation. In the early part of the 20th century, several attempts were made at homesteading the park area though none were successful. During this time, selective timber cutting also took place. During the 1940s, the Whonnock Lumber Company logged the area to the north of Davis Lake.
Davis Lake Park lies within the coastal western hemlock biogeoclimatic zone. Predominant species include Douglas fir and red cedar, which are interspersed with Douglas maple, alder, and vine maple, alder, and vine maple. The park also protects a virtually pure stand of western hemlock.
Woodpeckers, sapsuckers, and other birds can be seen at the south end of the lake. The diversity of ecosystems in this park also provides great potential for other bird species including spotted owl. Davis Lake supports small populations of cutthroat trout as well as northern pikeminnow.
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