Rockport State Park - Bellingham, WA - Washington - Rockport State Park
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Rockport State Park
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Rockport State Park is a 670-acre camping park in an ancient forest. The old growth was never logged, and the entire ecosystem remains in place, creating a rare, natural forest with a canopy so dense that minimal sunlight penetrates to the ground. The park stands at the foot of Sauk Mountain, which has an elevation of 5,400 feet and a steep but climbable trail to the top. The park provides one kitchen shelter without electricity, available first-come, first-served. Opened in 1961, the park derives its name from the community of Rockport. The town itself was named for the numerous large rocks near the boat landing on the Skagit River. The old-growth timber that is the park's most immediately recognizable feature covers nearly 600 acres. The trees exist because the Sound Timber Company refused to log them. Instead, in 1935, Sound Timber sold the land and timber to the state of Washington for $1. Washington State Parks acquired the property from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources in 1961.

Facilities: Rockport State Park provides restrooms and campsites.

Best Time To Visit: Rockport State Park is open during the summer from 6:30 to dusk.

Fees: Campsite fees are charged.

Accessibility: Handicap accessibility is not provided.

Rules: Campsite check-in time is 2:30 p.m. Check-out time is 1 p.m. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Directions: To reach Rockport State Park from Bellingham start out going northeast on J St toward Ellsworth St. for 0.1 miles. Turn right onto Ellsworth St. for 0.3 miles. Turn left onto C St. for 0.1 miles. Turn right onto Halleck St. for 0.2 miles. Halleck St becomes Ohio St. for 0.5 miles. Merge onto I-5 S. for 22.4 miles. Take the WA-11 N. exit 231 toward Burlington for 0.2 miles. Turn right onto WA-11. Continue to follow Chuckanut Dr. for 0.1 miles. Chuckanut Dr becomes N Burlington Blvd. for 0.3 miles. Turn left onto WA-20. Continue to follow WA-20 for 36.1 miles. Turn left onto Rockport State Park for 0.1 miles. End at Rockport State Park.

Map: Click here for a map to Rockport State Park

Reservations: Reservations are not accepted for Rockport State Park.

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
7150 Cleanwater Lane
P.O. Box 42650
Olympia, Washington 98504
General: (360) 902-8844
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