Drysdale River National Park is the largest and least accessible in the Kimberley with no public road leading to it and no airstrip within its boundaries. Permission must be obtained from the Kalumburu Aboriginal Corporation prior to entering the park.
This inaccessibility is the key to one of the park's main attractions - few introduced pests and an ecology that remains relatively undisturbed in comparison to much of the rest of Australia. The park is a paradise for birdwatchers. It is usually easy to spot freshwater crocodiles in the pools below Solea Falls. Fishing is excellent, at its best below the falls.
The park showcases the vast tracts of the untouched Kimberley wilderness, and features open woodland, gorges, cliffs and the pools, waterfalls and creeks of the Drysdale River. The park is home to two large waterfalls: Morgan Falls and Solea Falls with numerous smaller falls along the course of the river.
The area provides habitat for a large number of rare plants and animals. Almost 600 species of plants are known to exist within the park. About 30 of these plants are aquatic and swamp varieties that inhabit the permanent pools found along the Drysdale and Carson River. About 25 species of fern also inhabit the area, two of which are not found elsewhere. Species such as fan palms, kalumbaru gums and paperbarks are also found along the watercourses.
A variety of fauna also exist within the park including over 100 species of birds, sugar gliders, bats, wallabies, and salt water crocodiles.
The traditional owners of the area that the river flows through are the Ngarinjin, Miwa and Wilawila peoples.