Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

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Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park


Location:29 miles east of Ellensburg, on the Columbia River.
Facilities:50 utility campsites, picnic sites, shoreline, boat launch, museum, gift shop, interpretive center, hiking trails.
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing, swimming, water-skiing, hiking.
Special Features:Park was set aside as a historic preserve when remains of a fossil forest were unearthed during construction in the 1930s. Petrified wood from many different trees is common, but specimens of petrified Ginkgo are rare. Park is a National Natural Landmark, and is regarded as one of the most unusual fossil forests in the world.
Address:PO Box 1203
Vantage, WA 98950

Phone:509-856-2700
Web: www.parks.wa.gov/alpha.asp
Size: 7,470 acres.

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