View from Ginkgo with grass and small brush toward Columbia River with hills in the background.

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Planning

Project summary

Thank you for your interest in the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Classification and Management Planning (CAMP) process. 

State Parks started the CAMP process in January 2019. As of June 2021 the project has been placed on hold. Once the project is restarted updates will be posted on this page.

To review products from the first two phases of the planning process, please see below. 

Stage one - identify issues and concerns

The purpose of this stage is to understand what is important to the park community, what to change or save in the state park. This helps get a sense of the range and type of issues that need to be considered through the planning process.

Stage One Documents

Stage two:

At this stage, the planning team suggests potential alternative approaches to address the various issues and concerns raised by people in stage one. No preferred alternative is established; rather this is an opportunity to understand the range of possibilities.

Stage two documents

Public comments 

Stage three - Preparing preliminary recommendations

The best ideas from the alternative approaches developed in stage two are combined into a preliminary plan in this stage. The plan includes recommendations for use and development of land, changes to property boundaries and ways to address issues raised during the planning process. Another important document completed at this stage is the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist that describes environmental impacts of the recommendations.

Stage four - preparing final recommendations

At stage four, final adjustments are made to recommendations and submitted to the seven-member Parks and Recreation Commission for approval. The public is encouraged to attend the Commission meeting and provide testimony or to provide written comment.

Miscellaneous documents