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Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

Parent Category: Attractions
Created: 10 June 2015
Location: Eastern Washington
Acreage: 7,470 acres
GPS Coordinates: N 46 56.862 W 120 02.148
Visitor’s Information:

Discover Pass Required

Pictures below will take you on a virtual tour through theunique and unusual forest!

Photo from Washington State, Eastern Washington
General Information:

Address:

Gingko Petrified Forest State Park
4511 Huntzinger Road
Vantage, WA 98950

Phone: 509-856-2700

Hours:

Summer
6:30 a.m. - dusk

Winter
November 1 - March 1
Weekends and holidays
8 a.m. – dusk

Photo from Washington State, Eastern Washington

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park has the territory of 7,470 acres with 27,000-feet of freshwater shoreline. The forest is a registered national natural landmark that can tell a lot about the history of the region.

It should be mentioned that petrified wood was discovered in the region 1930s. Ginkgo Petrified Forest is considered to be one of the most unusual forests in the earth. Mineralized trees can be observed if you choose to hike special Interpretive Trails.

 

Photo from Washington State, Eastern Washington

Picnic and Other Facilities

There are 57 picnic tables (unsheltered) which are available on first come – first served basis.

Hiking, Water and other Activities

·    3 miles of hiking trails
·    Boating
·    Freshwater fishing
·    Boat ramp
·    Swimming
·    Water skiing
·    Bird watching
·    Museum
·    Wildlife watching


These pictures were taken in April, 2015

Directions:

From I-90

Take Exit 136, Huntzinger Road. Turn left onto the Old Vantage Highway to the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Headquarters and Interpretive Trails.  Continue on to Recreation Road for the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Backcountry.

GPS Coordinates: N 46 56.862 W 120 02.148

In order to get directions click on the map below:

Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Photo Editing: Alex Mandryko

Information: Marina Petrova

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