Rockport State Park

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Find your inner forest spirit among the rare old-growth stands of Rockport State Park.

The park's ancient trees, having never been logged, form a landscape and ecosystem seldom seen nowadays, a canopy of towering evergreens so dense that minimal sunlight shines through.

Breathe in the crisp smell of conifers and feel the earth beneath your feet, then look up and marvel at the Rockport giants, some more than 250 feet tall. Check out the Discovery Center, which is open most weekends throughout the year, and ask about guided ranger walks.

Wind your way down the loamy trail to the Skagit River Overlook, or try the steeper Sauk Mountain Trail on adjacent U.S. Forest Service land. This park has a trail for every ability level, including the wheelchair-friendly, ADA-compliant West Loop Interpretive Trail, which meanders for a mile through immense stands of old-growth trees and lush vegetation.

The campground, closed due to tree-fall hazards, is an excellent place to picnic and teach kids to ride bikes. Camping is available at nearby Rasar State Park.

Park features

Rockport State Park is a 632-acre day-use park and provides an extraordinary example of old-growth forest. The park stands at the foot of the climbable Sauk Mountain, elevation 5,400 feet, and allows visitors to catch a glimpse of a now rare ecosystem.

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ADA amenities/facilities

  • Hiking trail

Use our interactive ADA recreation map to search for other state parks with ADA amenities and facilities 

Picnic & day-use facilities 
The park provides restrooms, grills, and one picnic shelter without electricity, available first come, first served.



  • 5 miles of hiking trails
  • 1 mile of ADA-accessible hiking trails

Other activities

  • Bird watching
  • Wildlife viewing

Interpretive opportunities

Come to the park for a Deep Forest Experience December through mid-February. Take an interactive hike through the forest with a knowledgeable guide. Visit the park's Discovery Center with your family for engaging activities and displays about this area and to build a craft to take home.

The North Cascades National Park Visitor Center is located in Newhalem, 23 miles east of the park.

Additional information

  • The Evergreen Trail at Rockport State Park is a 3-mile hiking trail through old-growth forest. The Sauk Springs and the Skagit View trails offer another mile of easy hiking with a river overlook.
  • Sauk Mountain Trail is accessed by U.S. Forest Service Road 1030, located on the west boundary of the park. From Highway 20 to the Sauk Mountain trailhead is approximately 8 miles of gravel logging road. The hike from the trailhead to the summit is approximately 2 miles. The trail has numerous switchbacks and is moderately steep. The summit offers good views of the Skagit Valley and the North Cascades.
  • For more information on trails and trail conditions in the North Cascades National Park and the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, call (360) 854-7200 or (360) 856-5700.
  • Rafting and kayaking are allowed on the Skagit River, accessible from Highway 20 but not from within the park.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website.
  • Printable park brochure (PDF).