Step into the old growth forest of Rockport State Park and all of your cares will immediately float away. This mystical and serene park is chock full of ancient trees that create a thick canopy. Your pup will absolutely be in heaven as they breathe in the crisp fragrance of pine and wander through the dense grove of trees.
There’s no better way to experience this magical space
than by following the trails. Delve deep into the old growth forest on the three
mile Evergreen Trail. This beautiful woodland is estimated to be around 400-600
years old. As you walk along the soft forest floor, look up at the majestic
trees, some of them are 250 feet tall! Both the Skagit View and Sauk Springs
Trails are a mile long and lead to views of the Skagit River. For a bit of
challenge, opt for the Sauk Mountain Trail. Although it’s only two miles to the
summit, this trail has enough steep switchbacks to give your pup a good
workout. Plus, the views from the top simply can’t be beat.
Rockport used to have a campground that was a pupular
destination for RV and tent campers alike. Unfurtunately, it was closed in 2007
due to the instability of the old trees. Park officials wanted to protect campers
from tree falling hazards. While the campground is not suitable for overnight
guests, it is open for picnicking. So bring your lunch along and dine al fresco
with your pup. If your furry friend is insistent on camping in the area, Rasar
State Park is just 20 minutes away and it has pawsome camping facilities.
A Discover Pass is required for entrance into the park.
The daily fee is $10.00 and the annual fee is $30.00. Don’t forget to clean up
after your pooch while visiting. Rockport State Park will definitely make your pup’s tail wag!