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WaStatePks100: Wanapum Recreation Area Traditional Geocache

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Geocache Description:

This cache was originally placed in 2013 as part of the Washington State Parks Centennial GeoTour - "100 caches in 100 parks to celebrate 100 years" - cosponsored by Washington State Geocaching Association (WSGA).

Wanapum Recreation Area offers year-round camping and 27,000 feet of freshwater shoreline along the Wanapum Reservoir on the Columbia River.

Nearby is Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park. Petrified wood was discovered in the region in the early 1930s, which led to creation of the park as a national historic preserve. As you walk the park's trails, you can see petrified tree trunks from a variety of species. Ginkgo Petrified Forest is a registered national natural landmark, and regarded as one of the most unusual fossil forests in the world. The associated Interpretive Center offers spectacular views of the Columbia River, Sentinel Gap, and surrounding Ice Age flood-carved basalt landscape. Indoor exhibits tell the geologic story of the Vantage Petrified Forest and display one of the most diverse petrified wood collections in North America.

The cache: This cache should be in an easy find, without many muggles hanging around, even though during the summer you will see a lot of RVs nearby. Good luck, and please hide as good or better than you found it.

Park hours:
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.
Winter: Open 8 a.m. to dusk on weekends and holidays from Nov. 1 through March 1.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Report any incident, problem, or violation to State Parks staff.

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