Until the 1920s, the park was accessible by train, and many visitors chose to reach the park that way. Once train service to the park was discontinued, visitors still flocked to the park. In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration, both New Deal agencies, did extensive work on the park, improving trails and picnic areas, and building a lodge. From the 1930s until the 1960s, the number of visitors to the park increased dramatically, and it was frequently overcrowded, making it difficult for park officials to maintain facilities.
In recent years, the park has been allowed to return to a more natural, rugged state. It consists of more than 700 acres and includes a number of trails, picnic facilities, and horseback riding.