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Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

Vantage, WA
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Part of our road trip

Been passing by for over 10 yrs and decided on this vacation we were stopping.We started with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Great Campground

We didn't visit the Petrified forest on this trip, but stayed in the Wanapum Campground that is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul B
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A 16-million year old forest of petrified wood.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
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A TripAdvisor Member
Port Orchard, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 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

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
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We visited this State Park in August, temperature was high 80's. We hiked part of the trail, and saw some neat petrified rocks sticking out of the ground, but it was too hot to hike farther. Down the road, close to the town of Vantage,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Came here, stopped at the visitor center . The staff was friendly and informative. The actual trails are a few miles away. It was difficult to push a stroller on the trail with my one year old. He weighs 25lbs so too heavy to carry....More

Thank panteralovr2781
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