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Nick McLean’s guide to Quincy points of interest

As your drive through the flat plains of central Washington around Vantage, Quincy or Ephrata there are a few park/points of interest that will give you a chance to stretch your legs and learn a thing or two.

Beezley Hills Preserve

  • A preserve for a rare cactus native to the basalt areas in Eastern Washington
  • PLEASE don’t pick them and try to re home them… just admire them.
  • Free parking

Ginko Petrified Forest State Park

  • 16-million year old forest of petrified wood
  • located in Vantage, WA
  • Views of the Columbia River
  • Discover pass needed

Remember these areas of Washington are HOT in the summer. Drink water and plan to visit in the early morning or evening. Enjoy our interesting region.