Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park is a 7,470-acre park with year-round camping at Wanapum recreational area. The park features 27,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Wanapum Reservoir on the Columbia River. Petrified wood was discovered in the region in the early 1930s, which led to creation of the park as a national historic preserve.
There is a museum center at the site, and an interpretive trail.Over 50 species are found petrified at the site, including ginkgo, sweetgum, redwood, Douglas fir, walnut, spruce, elm, maple, horse chestnut, cottonwood, magnolia, madrone, sassafras, yew, and witch hazel. The museum also includes many Wanapum petroglyphs.
Fun Things To Do
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.
Winter: Open 8 a.m. to dusk on weekends and holidays from Nov. 1 through March 15.
Camping at Wanapum:
Check-in time: 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time: 1 p.m.
Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.