Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

Ginkgo_Petrified_Forest_SignGinkgo 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.
Ginkgo Petrified Forest State ParkGinkgo Petrified Forest is a registered national natural landmark. It is regarded as one of the most unusual fossil forests in the world.

Ginkgo offers 10 picnic sites, an interpretive center, three miles of hiking trails, a 1-mile interpretive trail, and parking for 80 cars.
The Washington State Parks system includes more than 125 developed parks and covers about a quarter million acres.
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Fun Things To Do

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Water Sports(water skiing)
  • Bird Watching
  • Museum
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Interpretive Fun Things To Do

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Park hours/updates:
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.
Winter: Open 8 a.m. to dusk on weekends and holidays from Nov. 1 through March 15.

Address:
Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
4511 Huntzinger Road
Vantage, Washington   98950
Phone: 509-856-2700

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