Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

Vantage Hwy. & Ginkgo Ave.
Vantage, WA 98950- Map It
(509) 856-2700

AAA Editor Notes

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park is .7 mi. n. of I-90 exit 136 on Vantage Hwy., then .5 mi. e. on Ginkgo Ave. The park includes 7,500 acres of fossilized ginkgo trees dating back some 10-17 million years. Unlike most other petrified forests, the trees were entombed in lava. The museum in the interpretive center contains exhibits. Three miles of hiking trails and a .75-mile interpretive trail are 2 miles from the interpretive center; another trail leads from the interpretive center to rocks with petroglyphs. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Park admission $10 (per private vehicle); Discover Pass, valid for 1 year, $30 (per private vehicle).
Hours: Park open daily 6:30 a.m.-dusk, Apr.-Oct.; Sat.-Sun. and holidays 8 a.m.-dusk, rest of year. Interpretive center hours vary; phone ahead.