Hearts Content National Scenic Area is a lovely, old growth, remnant timber stand featuring family campsites, playground, trails and lots of open areas.
The park dates back to the 1800s when a 20 acre parcel was protected from logging by the Wheeler and Dusenbury Lumber Company. This parcel of original forest, often called "old growth" or "virgin" timber was donated to the Forest Service in 1922. In 1934, the virgin timber area and 102 acres of the land surrounding it was designated a “Scenic Area” by the Chief of the Forest Service. The Civilian Conservation Corps built the pavilions and the campground south of the road in 1936. The Scenic Area was dedicated as a National Natural Landmark in 1977.
Each of the 26 family campsites contains a picnic table, fire ring, and tent pad. Two sites also have lean-to shelters and charcoal grills. Vault toilets and pressurized water are available. The kids will enjoy the small playground with its log cabin, sandbox, and other attractions.
The park is open 24-hours a day.
Free, on-site parking is available.