Burn Ban - Level 1

Fires allowed in all designated fire pits and grills. Propane and gas grills allowed.

Part of the Park is Closed

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Due to early freezing temperatures the campground and day use at Wanapum Recreation Area will be closing October 24, 2023. The boat launch will remain open. 

Part of the Park is Closed

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Vehicle use on Recreation Trail, through the locked gate off Recreation Drive, is being restricted at this time; foot and bicycle access is allowed. This restricted access is to protect the natural and cultural resources we all care about as well as address on-going degradation of the trail. 

General

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The solar-powered charging station located at the Ginkgo Petrified Forest trailside museum is out of service. There is no estimated repair date at this time. 

Interpretive displays overlooking Wanapum Lake. Sunset lit cliffs acoss the lake with cloudy blue sky.
Wanapum campground is small green oasis surrounded by sagebrush and the Wanapum Lake.
Ginkgo Interpretive Center building behind standing petrified wood, basalt rocks, a small green lawn and informational kiosk.
One boat launch, two docks. Slight winds on the lake and a cloudy blue sky.
Four picnic tables underneath shade trees. Sandy beach next o Columbia River.

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

4511 Huntzinger Road, Vantage, WA 98950

A National Natural Landmark, Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park offers hiking and interpretive activities. Camping and water access is down the road at Wanapum Recreation Area.

Rules

  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires Allowed in Designated Areas

There is no lifeguard on duty at the Wanapum Recreation Area swim beach. Ginkgo is day-use only but Wanapum offers camping and RV camping.

Activities

Boating

Camping

Fishing

Hiking, Walking, Rolling and Running

Interpretive and Visitor Centers

Swimming

Amenities

Accessible Campsites

Automated Pay Station

Accessible Restrooms

Drinking Water

Fire Pit

Park Ranger Station

Restrooms

Showers

Trash Service

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Boat Ramp

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Dock

Grill

Picnic Shelters

Picnic Tables

Accessible Parking

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Interpretive Opportunities

Hiking Trails

Park features

Freshwater

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Lake

Viewpoint

Wildlife Viewing

Rules

  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires Allowed in Designated Areas

There is no lifeguard on duty at the Wanapum Recreation Area swim beach. Ginkgo is day-use only but Wanapum offers camping and RV camping.

Map & visitor guide

Wanapum Recreation Area

Camping

Full-hookup and hiker/biker sites are available. Maximum site length is 60 feet, limited availability. Tent campers may use the sites but must pay full fee.

High winds are frequent, especially in the evening. Tents are strongly not recommended, campers should secure light-weight articles.

The park is heavily used during The Gorge Amphitheatre concert season. Facilities fill early on weekends.

Gingko Petrified Forest and Interpretive Center

Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Center offers day-use picnic areas, exterior displays and an interpretive facility.

The Trailside Museum and Trees of Stone Interpretive Trail

The Trailside Museum and Trees of Stone Interpretive Trail include signage about the petrified wood and 1.25 miles of trail that weave through petrified logs in their original setting. This site has a total of three miles of hiking trails.