The park was created as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resources Management Plan.
The presence of cultural heritage sites is unknown, but there is a possibility of Kekuli pits in the area.
The park protects a 5 km section of riparian habitat and frontage on the South Thompson River. Aspen, cottonwoods, Ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, willows, Russian olive, hawthorns, Saskatoon berry, grasses and sedges are protected within the park.
The park provides habitat for Trumpeter and Tundra swans, a large variety of other waterfowl and shorebird species, passerine bird species, beaver, muskrat, and otter. Trout, salmon and other fish species inhabit the South Thompson River.