This area was once admired by the famous explorer Simon Fraser who established Fort McLeod on behalf of the Northwest Trading Company in 1805. Fort McLeod, just 10 km north of Whiskers Point, was the first trading post west of the Rocky Mountains.
The campground area and day-use areas have been built on the gravel, sand and soil delta deposited over many hundreds of years by Whiskers Creek. The rich delta soils support lush spruce and cottonwood forests. Able to hold abundant water, these fertile soils give rise to the diverse array of plant life found throughout the park and surrounding area.
Squirrels, coyote and black bear are among the forest residents. Many species of birds frequent the park, including bald eagles, ospreys, tanagers and chickadees.