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Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

Vantage, WA
+1 509-856-2700
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Well worth a visit

On your drive alongside the mighty Columbia River, make sure to stop here for an interpretation of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
RonCentralCA
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Capitola, California
Intetesting!

There are petroglyphs behind the Interpretative Center. We mainly came for these and are satisfied... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helen C
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A 16-million year old forest of petrified wood.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
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"interesting visit"
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"short stop"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"petrified forest state park"
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"petroglyphs"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

On your drive alongside the mighty Columbia River, make sure to stop here for an interpretation of the area. Worth it. And a nice break from your elongated drive.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are petroglyphs behind the Interpretative Center. We mainly came for these and are satisfied. On display is a good variety of tree species that have been fossilized. The center has has a few videos the attendant can play for you, just ask. We saw...More

Thank Helen C
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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
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Reviewed 16 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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 19 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

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no, it does not have shower facillities
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