Established April 30, 1996 as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resources Management Plan.
Floodplain wetlands, numerous oxbow lakes, back channels and natural levees are encompassed within the park. Creeks on steep forested slopes on north and south sides provide fresh material in spring run-off.
Suspected chinook and coho spawning, with high potential for rearing. Important habitat for Rocky Mountain whitefish, rainbow, and one of few stable bull trout populations in the region. Excellent moose habitat; noted for grizzly bear, wolves, beaver.