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The best camping near Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

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Earthlight Camping

8 sites 路 RVs, Tents180 acres 路 Entiat, WA
!!!ROAD IMPROVEMENT READY!!!聽 Come enjoy our land with a new road. After months of waiting for our road to be improved we finally did it! No need to drive on bumpy roads no more ;)聽 WE GUARANTEE YOU THERE WONT BE ANY OTHER CAMPERS AT YOUR DESIGNATED CAMPGROUND, 20 ACRES JUST FOR YOU.聽 This is a camper's dream with 100% privacy and no other "camp site neighbors".聽 From the moment you turn off from the main road, you will experience magic, as the colorful fields on either side lead you to one of the best views of Columbia river, the snowy mountain tops behind, and the vast valley beneath. Once you reach the land, the views are meant just for you, as there is peace and tranquility of pure nature all around. Sit on our swing, or in your RV, hike the 180 acres of land, or just soak in the amazing 360 degree views of mellow sunrises, all the way to the fiery sunsets, as the wildlife around you joins your day.Short ride away, you can also visit numerous award-winning wineries, swim in lake Chelan, hike the vast nature, golf, and enjoy all what the Columbia River Valley has to offer. Over 180 acres of land on top of the canyon, you will hardly get better views anywhere else in the state. Completely unobstructed views of the Columbia River the the furthest horizon you can imagine. One of the most magical places to find tranquility and a lot of activities to do. Disclaimers: - Drone flying is allowed inside our property. If you wish to fly a drone please let me know so I can send you a full map of all of our property. You will have 180 acres to fly it.聽
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Willow Barn Ranch

6 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents25 acres 路 Wapato, WA
This small 25-acre ranch is just in the early stages of development. We are repairing fences and watering. I just added solar power. The property has a 1200 foot grass runway with an airplane hangar, so you could fly it if you have a STOHL airplane. The irrigation pond/pond yard area is currently available for camping. Many wineries and outdoor activities available in the area. Children can help feed or water the pigs and perhaps the chickens. We offer 5 campsites as well as an in-ground greenhouse as listings. Guests love staying with us: "The pond at Willow Barn Ranch was picturesque. Show us around the property. It's very quiet and peaceful, and you can tell you take good care of your land. Wide open spaces, but each site seems to have its own privacy Just outside of Yakima,
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Bianchi Vineyards RV Site

2 sites 路 RVs10 acres 路 East Wenatchee, WA
Quiet setting at our working winery. 10 acres with spectacular views of the Cascade Mt's and Columbia Valley. Perfect location for nearby activities: Gorge Amphitheater concerts(40 mi), Mission Ridge skiing(35 mi), hiking, golfing, wine tasting, with quick access to Columbia River, Leavenworth, & Lake Chelan. Complimentary wine tasting for two in our tasting room. Winery patio available to guests. Use code: PP6NYGQH for 15% discount on a 7 night booking.
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Del Rosario Family Vineyard

1 site 路 RV, Tent80 acres 路 Palisades, WA
Vineyard nestled in the valley of the Palisades Road in Palisades, Washington. The Vineyard has a personal touch which includes wine tasting in a secluded yet open farm environment. The Vineyard is open for on site tours and wine tasting. Campers have the option to camp on the premises. Water access available and portable toilet. Note: Access the camp site off Palisades road thru the main entrance gate.
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Masabaje Camp

4 sites 路 Lodging, Tents20 acres 路 Ellensburg, WA
Purchased in 2013 after a fire came through the area. We've spent the last 7 years regenerating the land, planting trees, building our house and collecting places for people to rest their heads. Masabaje is the first two letters of each of our parents names (Margaret, Sandy, Barry, Jerry). We offer three listings - a converted schoolbus, retro trailer, and tent spot. Meet Birdy, a semi-converted Blue Bird school bus with a comfortable queen mattress, couch, two recliners, dry kitchen, cooking utensils, and camp stove. There is access to a toilet, shower and sink (clean up area) in back room of main house (about a 4 minute walk). Birdy sits at "Top Pond", farthest from the house in a super quiet and private spot. You must bring your own bedding or sleeping bags, pillows, etc. (available here for an additional fee). There is no electricity available in Birdy. Battery operated lights are provided. Devices can be charged up at the house. There is also no heater in Birdy, overnight temperatures in September and October can dip down into the mid-low 40's or lower. Meet Tin Man, we found him after he had been in an accident. Bandaged him up and he became the first place to sleep when we bought our empty land. He has a comfortable double mattress, couch, chair, kitchen, cooking utensils, and two burner stove. There is access to a toilet, shower and sink (clean up area) in back room of main house (about a 30 second walk). Tin Man sits on our driveway round-a-bout and is closest to the house. You must bring your own bedding or sleeping bags, pillows, etc. (available here for an additional fee). Ellensburg is known for its wind and our land is just down from a wind farm. We cannot control the wind, but Birdy sits in a pretty wind protected oasis. We are less than 2 hours from Seattle, 1 hour to Yakima wine country, 40 minutes to Vantage, 40 minutes to Leavenworth, 50 minutes to Snoqualmie Pass, 15 minutes to Ellensburg, 25 minutes to Roslyn, 25 minutes to Yakima River Canyon for floating and hiking, and so much more!
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Buck Meadows

3 sites 路 RVs20 acres 路 Thorp, WA
This property has been in the Buck family for 70+ years and has always been a great place for our family to come and work, relax and enjoy ourselves. We decided to start sharing this beautiful land with people wanting to 鈥済et away from it all鈥. This land has great sentimental value and is shared with an abundance of wildlife. Please enjoy your stay but respect our family home.
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Flussfelsen Campground

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents3 acres 路 Peshastin, WA
Two RV sites with Power and Water hookups located on two and a half acres of beautiful creek-front land within minutes of Leavenworth. The two sites are adjacent to each other so renting both is a great option for large groups. Let the sound of Peshastin Creek lull you to sleep at night after a long day of fun in the Leavenworth area. Area attractions include tubing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, skiing, and shopping. The campground is a quick 15 minutes from downtown Leavenworth on year-round plowed roads. Both campsites are complete with Water as well as 30A Power hookups, and a fire pit. Feel free to take a dip in the creek to cool down! A port-a-potty is also available for use by guests and is refreshed weekly.
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HDH Orchards

20 sites 路 RVs, Tents130 acres 路 Buena, WA
Beautiful apple/ cherry orchard with BLM land on 2 sides. Lots of wildlife, ORV trails and more. Enjoy the peace and quiet and all that Yakima Valley has to offer. Closes by is the Beautiful city of Zilla Washington, where you can enjoy great meals at local restaurants and shopping. Come stay and play any day of the week.
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Gateway RV Spot

1 site 路 RV1 acre 路 Moses Lake, WA
Learn more about this land:Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac but close to the action, our RV Site is conveniently located halfway between the Moses Lake Mud Flats and Sand Dunes (approx. 3 miles) and the Moses Lake Surf 'N Slide water park (approx. 3 miles). 7 minutes to the I-90 exit. Less than 2 miles from Moses Lake public boat launch. Water and 30 amp outlet. Plenty of street parking for boat, ATV, or other toys.
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Whimsy Rock Homestead

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents6 acres 路 Moses Lake North, WA
Learn more about this land: Horses Welcome with no extra charge (bring your own corral) Come and enjoy the big sky and open spaces on our Central Washington homestead. From your campsite you will be able to sit and enjoy the breathtaking sunsets and view of the Cascade Mountains to the West. At night you will only need to look up into the sky to clearly spot millions of stars. You will also be given farm fresh eggs to enjoy with a meal. On our homestead, you will see chickens and goats. If in season, you can explore the garden. Enjoy the walking trail right on our property or ride your bikes. Kids will have plenty of room to run, play, and picnic. Children are also welcome to set up their own tent for a night of parent-free fun. Make sure to check out all the extras we offer by clicking on a campsite for those details. From feeding and cuddling goats to star gazing with cocoa. There is plenty of space if you bring your equestrian friends with you. Just bring your portable corral with you. :) With a short drive, you will find seasonal hunting, fishing, biking, hiking (Beezley Hill) , lakes, golf, mini golf, water park, bowling, and a good selection of restaurants. There are also two Walmarts nearby for any of your needs. A little farther and you will find natural pools at Potholes State Park, Soap Lake, Coulee Dam, and Lake Lenore Caves. Interesting fact: Our homestead is located on the McConihe Flats. 1200 years ago the Sinkiuse Indians would meet on the McConihe Flats and trade. They would also collect things along the shore of the lake such, as duck eggs and reeds, which are still around today. We are conveniently located between Moses Lake and Ephrata Washington. Only 12 minutes from either town where you can find Walmart, other stores, and resturants for all your needs.
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Cloudview Farm

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents10 acres 路 Ephrata, WA
We are a small non-profit farm offering fresh produce and nature based experiences. We are open to the public Spring-Fall for Farm Explorations. Visitors have a chance to shop our Farm Store, visit with the animals, do Goat Yoga, explore the farm and gardens with a self guided walking tour and scavenger hunt, and attend our seasonal events and workshops. Shop for fresh produce, locally harvested honey, locally made fresh salsa, local artisan gifts, book private farm tour experiences such as hayrides, animal interactions, Goat Yoga, garden tours, etc. (must be scheduled in advance to visit), or simply get a Day Pass and wander the farm at your leisure. We have some free ranging chickens, ducks, and cats, so for the safety of our farm animals and pets, any visiting pets must remain in the parking area and may not free roam. We are in the middle of the Coulee Corridor with desert hiking, the Columbia River, and several lakes nearby. We are 5 miles from Soap Lake, where you can enjoy the healing waters and dine at Cloudview Kitchen. There are also amazing small shops and restaurants to enjoy in Ephrata just a couple miles away.
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Nemo Farms LLC

1 site 路 RV, Tent10 acres 路 Tieton, WA
A relaxing retreating in the country in a remote setting and quiet. The evening breeze is refreshing. it is nestled in an orchard. Mountain views and other spectacular views from your camper. There is plenty to do within minutes, as biking, hiking, fishing, and 40 miles away from a popular ski resort.
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The best camping near Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park guide



Over 15 million years ago, this fossilized forest was covered in lava and volcanic ash. Barren yet beautiful, the park is home to over 50 species of petrified trees.

Three miles south, the Wanapum Recreation Area has 50 full hook-up sites, plus two sites for hikers and bikers. All sites have full access to bathrooms, picnic tables, and a boat ramp.

The 7,470-acre park is named for its rarest species--the Ginko tree. A museum stands on the bluffs overlooking the Columbia River, offering panoramic views. Inside, visitors tour more than 30 samples of petrified wood. But it's more fun to go looking for yourself.

Two miles west, the Trees of Stone Interpretive Trailhead offers more of these geologic oddities. The 3-mile trail network winds through windswept hills, passing by petrified logs in their original setting. Metal cages protect the specimens, making them easy to spot. The trails are a great place to spot birds, as well as rattlesnakes.

Notable campgrounds

  • Wanapum Recreation Area: Offers full-hookup sites for a comfortable stay amid frequent high winds.
  • Hiker/Biker Sites: Catering to the adventurous spirit, these sites provide a rustic camping experience.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially during concert season at The Gorge Amphitheatre when the park is heavily used.
  • Weekends fill up quickly, so consider a mid-week stay to increase your chances of securing a site.
  • Be prepared for high winds by securing all lightweight items and opting for a full-hookup site over a tent.
  • Explore nearby camping options if Wanapum Recreation Area is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park is during the summer months, from 6:30am to dusk, when the weather is warm and all facilities are open. Winter visits, from 8am to dusk, offer a quieter experience, though some areas may be closed due to early freezing temperatures.

Know before you go

  • Always keep dogs on a leash and fires contained to designated areas for safety and preservation of the park.
  • Be aware of seasonal closures, such as the campground and day-use areas at Wanapum Recreation Area closing on October 24 due to freezing temperatures.
  • Check the status of amenities like the solar-powered charging station, which may be out of service.
  • Remember, there is no lifeguard on duty at the Wanapum Recreation Area swim beach, so swim with caution.
  • Ensure you have a Discover Pass for park access, available for $30 annually or $10 for a one-day pass.

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