Memorial Park's many campgrounds and trails allow campers and hikers an immersing experience with this old-growth redwood forest. Drop-in family picnic sites are available as well as reservable group picnic sites.

An interpretive center is located next to the park office. Open daily, May-September, the center has natural and historic exhibits, game boards, and hands-on articles for visitor experience.

The park provides regular campfire and naturalist programs during the summer months. A Park Naturalist leads evening campfires, nature programs and walks on various trails. Pamphlets are also available for self guided walks on the Mt. Ellen Nature Trail.