The Washington Park You Had No Idea Existed (But Have To Visit)

Washington’s parks help showcase its diverse beauty. But with over 186 state parks, 26 recreation areas and 3 national parks spanning the state, visiting – or even knowing of – all of them is virtually impossible.

If you’ve ever crossed the Vantage Bridge, which carries I-90 over the Columbia River, you’ve been close to Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park. If you haven’t heard of it, you’re not alone, but it’s definitely worth stopping to see.

Did you know this beautiful state park existed? Here are some of Washington’s other impressive state parks worth exploring.