Established April 30, 1996 as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resources Management Plan.
This area may have been used by First Nations as a camping and food-gathering site.
The park protects an area of grassland and mixed Douglas fir and aspen in the Pavilion Ranges. It encloses two ponds with associated wetlands, and is noted for highly diverse habitats for a variety of species. Of particular interest is the geological diversity of the park, with Miocene plateau basalt to the north. Spences Creek group sandstone and conglomerates to east and west, and ancient Cache Creek limestones through the centre.