- The Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park covers nearly 7500 acres with 26,620 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Wanapum Reservoir. The park includes two recreational areas, Ginkgo and Wanapum.
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Gingko Petrified Forest State Park
Ginkgo offers 10 picnic sites, an interpretive center, three miles of hiking trails, a 1-mile interpretive trail, and parking for 80 cars.
Wanapum offers one ADA campsite, 47 picnic sites, 50 utility sites, a double lane boat launch, a bathhouse/ concession stand, and a shop.
Recreation - Activities include hiking, picnicking, camping, interpretive appreciation, water skiing, swimming, and fishing.
Climate - The climate of Washington varies within each region. The Cascades split the state and alter the weather patterns. The terrain east of the mountains, which includes Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park, receives approximately 12 inches of rainfall per year, generally much less than west of the mountains. Since the area east of the mountains is landlocked, temperatures in this region are lower during the winter months. Frequent winds coming down from the mountains also contribute to the low temperatures of eastern Washington.
Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park is located near the geographic center of the Washington in Kittitas County where Interstate 90 crosses the Columbia River at Vantage.