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Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

Vantage, WA
+1 509-856-2700
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Stopped with a group of students while going to the wind farm

This is an interesting place; most people have no idea that the dry sage-steppe hills were once... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
scoleman2017
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Vantage, Washington
Stopped off to check out some petrified logs.

We were driving back home from our trip to the North Cascades and I noticed the sign for this on... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Jade M
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Vancouver, Washington
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A 16-million year old forest of petrified wood.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is an interesting place; most people have no idea that the dry sage-steppe hills were once covered with large trees that have fossilized. This was probably prior to the formation of the Cascade Range caused by colliding tectonic plates.The petrified wood logs are 2.5-3...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We were driving back home from our trip to the North Cascades and I noticed the sign for this on the side of the road and we decided it would be fun to see some petrified logs. We didn't have much time, since we had...More

Thank Jade M
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Been passing by for over 10 yrs and decided on this vacation we were stopping.We started with the hike and saw the displays on the way down! One of our best times. There is also a picnic table with shade. Beautiful scenery all around without...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We didn't visit the Petrified forest on this trip, but stayed in the Wanapum Campground that is part of this park. It is one of our favorite campground, well maintained, with spacious sites, great river access, and wide vistas. The only drawback (which we sort...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

great place!5 and 10 yr old loved this adventure. I enjoyed the ranger,she was very informative,loved what she was doing. We spent over an hour here in the fresh air,great views.the interpretive center is a must! After watching the video, the 5yr old kept explaining...More

Thank Carla T
Reviewed 26 July 2017

It is worth seeing if you combine it with a lunch on a road trip. However, there should be shade available for the lunch/eating, when we were there we had 95 degr F/35 degr C, so we had cut the sightseeing walk short and drive...More

Thank Jonas L
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We were very excited to see a petrified forest in Washington State and not having to drive down to Arizona, however it was a huge disappointment. We followed the signs from I-90 and arrived at a parking lot. There were no fees but also there...More

Thank Annamaria S
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This was an intersting place to visit. Small museum with nice collection. Very hot and no shade. Good for a short stop on I90. The gem shop nearby was closed and looked abandoned and I know it is not run by the state park but...More

Thank odhett
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park is an interesting stop along Interstate 90, where it crosses the Columbia River. There is a museum on the bluff above the river, where there are fine scenic views. There is also a picnic area with some shade, which can...More

Thank ALFriedman
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Do not let the name "forest" fool you, the entire thing consists of chunks of logs locked up in cages. I tried to get a couple pictures and you couldn't even do that. It's also very hot, inhabited by rattlesnakes and the cages are spaced...More

Thank Sarah M
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