Ginkgo Petrified Forest State park and Wanapum Recreation ARea

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
Wanapum Recreation Area

State Parks will begin a Classification and Management Planning process, known as CAMP, for Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park and Wanapum Recreation Area. CAMP includes 4 stages, starting with the identification of issues in Stage 1 and concluding in Stage 4 with a final recommendation for Parks and Recreation Commission action. The final plan will include land classifications, a long-term boundary and management plan. For more information about the CAMP process, view the CAMP document below.

State Parks expects to initiate the public participation process of Stage 1 in early 2020. If you would like to opt in and receive information throughout the planning process, please click here (make sure to note you are opting in to Ginkgo/Wanapum.)

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park and Wanapum Recreation Area are located near Vantage, Washington, about 30 miles east of Ellensburg, with direct access from Interstate 90. Boating, swimming, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and sightseeing are popular recreation activities. The area also includes the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Heritage Area, which includes an interpretive center on a bluff above the Columbia River and the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Natural Area, which includes a historic stone house with interpretive information and walking trail with viewing points of petrified logs.

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State Parks will update this page throughout the process and provide more information early next year. Check back for future updates.