Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Center
630 Gingko Ave, Vantage, WA 98950
Map & visitor guide
Inside the Center, displays, videos and park staff tell the history behind the petrified forest and the Ice Age floods. Outside the Center, visitors can enjoy the day-use/picnic area, view the scenic river, touch petrified wood and view the landscape carved by the Ice Age floods.
Hours of operation
Hours of operation vary throughout the year, see listed hours below:
- Sept. 16 - Oct 31, open Friday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Nov. 1 - Dec. 18, Friday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For school tours or group visits, please contact staff to schedule tour.
Located two miles west of the center, the Trailside Museum and Trees of Stone Interpretive Trailhead are the remnants of the Civilian Conservation Corps’ early involvement in the creation of this park. The 1.25-mile interpretive trail guides you through an ancient fossil bed with dozens of exposed petrified logs.
Camping and water activities are available at nearby Wanapum Recreation Area.
Ice Age Floods in Washington
To learn more about the Ice Age Floods in Washington, visit the Ice Age Floods Institute website.