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We stop here a couple times per year. The museum is fascinating, outdoor exhibits well done. Don’t miss the petroglyphs they are so incredible. History of the forest is very informative
View is beautiful and there are trails in the area.
Children love this stopover....More
I hadn’t been since I was a teenager, now taking my kids here. It’s more beautiful and windy than I remembered. The water at the swimming area is just as cold but needed when it’s 90+ degrees. The scenery along the Columbia River is remarkable...More
The Interpretative Visitor Center is interesting and provides good information -- we would give it a "3" on its own. But the actual petrified forest trail is disappointing and we would give it a "1" so we averaged the two for this rating. Even my...More
We stopped by the museum first and spoke with the ranger. She gave us the history of the area and how the trees got petrified so quickly that the cellular structures are still visible. After that we drove to the interpretative trail to see the...More
There are petroglyphs behind the Interpretative Center. We mainly came for these and are satisfied. On display is a good variety of tree species that have been fossilized. The center has has a few videos the attendant can play for you, just ask. We saw...More
This is an interesting place; most people have no idea that the dry sage-steppe hills were once covered with large trees that have fossilized. This was probably prior to the formation of the Cascade Range caused by colliding tectonic plates.The petrified wood logs are 2.5-3...More
We were driving back home from our trip to the North Cascades and I noticed the sign for this on the side of the road and we decided it would be fun to see some petrified logs.
We didn't have much time, since we had...More
Been passing by for over 10 yrs and decided on this vacation we were stopping.We started with the hike and saw the displays on the way down! One of our best times. There is also a picnic table with shade. Beautiful scenery all around without...More
We didn't visit the Petrified forest on this trip, but stayed in the Wanapum Campground that is part of this park. It is one of our favorite campground, well maintained, with spacious sites, great river access, and wide vistas. The only drawback (which we sort...More