The park was created 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 Interim Management Direction Statement for Elephant Hill Park.
The area has an abundance of native archaeological sites. The early ranching history of the area is evidenced by nearby Semlin Ranch which dates from the early 1860s. Specific cultural heritage sites within the park are unknown.
The park protects unique dry grasslands and associated wildlife species and plants on both Elephant and Rattlesnake hills. The south-facing slopes providing some of the driest conditions in all of British Columbia.
The rare western rattlesnake, gopher snake and sharp-tailed grouse inhabit the area along with mule deer, coyote, and birds such as the common merganser, chukar, belted kingfisher and rosy finch.
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