Skagit River Rhododendrons Ecological Reserve was established to preserve stands of the rare Pacific rhododendron in a site unlikely to be disturbed by recreational use.
Ecological reserves protect special natural ecosystems, and support research and education. They are not intended for outdoor recreation. However, this ecological reserve is open to the public for non-destructive activities like hiking, nature observation and photography. Consumptive activities like hunting, fishing, camping, or foraging are prohibited. Motorized vehicles are not allowed.