It's official: Summer 2016 is the final hurrah for the Washington State Parks GeoTour. All GeoTour caches will remain active through Sept. 30, and participants will have until Oct. 10 to submit passports for prize coins. There are currently 177 Silver (50 caches) and 34 Gold (100 caches) left to award. So start making your summer travel plans! More details.
This is a quick hide. It will take little time to log....but stay a while a walk thru the park a visit petrified forest that has been preserved for viewing. The tail system is all paved and accessible for wheelchairs.
Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park is a 7,470-acre park with year-round camping at Wanapum recreational area. The park features 27,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Wanapum Reservoir on the Columbia River. Petrified wood was discovered in the region in the early 1930s, which led to creation of the park as a national historic preserve.
Located at the Interpretive Center in the town of Vantage, there are about 60 petroglyphs are on display. These petroglyphs were from the Wanapum Tribe. A local native American Tribe, who still have a small village a few mile down river on the opposite shoreline.
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2013 was the 100th anniversary of Washington State Parks, and we've celebrated with the Washington State Parks Centennial GeoTour, a statewide challenge featuring 100 new caches placed on 100 State Park properties, with a commemorative geocoin for finding 50 caches (silver coin) and 100 caches (gold coin).
The Centennial GeoTour is sponsored by Washington State Geocaching Association (WSGA) and Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (WSPRC). We hope you enjoy the tour!
- This geocache has an approved Permit to be placed at this location on property managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Visitors are responsible for acquainting themselves with policies and rules pertaining to State Parks areas.
- The following items may not be placed in the geocache: food, illegal substances, medications, personal hygiene products, pornographic materials, hazardous materials, or weapons of any type.
- By searching for the cache, visitors agree that they are responsible for their own actions, and acknowledge that neither the State of Washington nor the cache owner is responsible for any loss or injury that may occur in relation to such search.
- Report any incident, problem, or violation to State Parks staff.