Washington
12
www.stateparks.com
Flaming Geyser State Park '' © Alpine Adventures
upload your photos

view photogallery

USA Parks
Washington
King Country Region
Flaming Geyser State Park
FLAMING GEYSER STATE PARK
FLAMING GEYSER STATE PARK
23700 Southeast Flaming Geyser Road
Seattle, Washington   98092

Phone: 253-931-3930
Flaming Geyser State Park
© All Photos taken by Dustin Basalla. Alpine Adventures

website

Flaming Geyser State Park
© All Photos taken by Dustin Basalla. Alpine Adventures

website

Flaming Geyser State Park
© All Photos taken by Dustin Basalla. Alpine Adventures

website

Flaming Geyser State Park
© All Photos taken by Dustin Basalla. Alpine Adventures

website

Flaming Geyser State Park is a 480-acre day-use park with more than three miles of freshwater shoreline on the Green River. The park's most unique feature is its "geysers" (methane seeps). Park activities include whitewater rafting and model airplane flying. The Green River is popular for rafting and other summer activities. There is an area for remote-control model-airplane flying.

Park hours/updates:

The park is open year round for day use only. Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk. Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.

Model airplane flying hours:Saturdays and Sundays - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or dusk (whichever is earliest);Mondays through Thursdays - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. or dusk (whichever is earliest);Fridays - 10 a.m. to dusk, for electric or non-powered flight only.
Nature of the Area
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life. Bears. Bobcats. Coyotes. Deer or Elk. Minks. Muskrats. Rabbits. Raccoons. Skunks. Weasels. Crows or Ravens. Doves or Pigeons. Ducks. Eagles. Geese. Hawks. Herons. Hummingbirds. Ospreys. Owls. Quail. Woodpeckers. Wrens. Salmon. Steelhead. Trout

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life

The town of Black Diamond and the surrounding region, including the park, is one of the main coal mining areas in Washington. The park's underlying coal seams provide the gas for the Flaming Geyser and the Bubbling Geyser. Interpretive displays located at the Flaming Geyser portray this relationship. . Cedar. Douglas Fir. Hemlock. Alder. Apple. Ash. Cherry. Maple. Poplar. Foxglove. Paintbrush. Rose. Berries. Ferns. Moss or Lichens. Thistle
History of the Area
Flaming Geyser State Park has existed on this location since the 1920's. Operated as a private park into the 1960's, it fell into bankrupcy. State Parks rescued it from conversion to home development and has operated it as a park ever since.
Camping
The park has no camping.
Boats and RVs
Leavenworth Outfitters.com Outdoor Center - Leavenworth, WABoat Rentals
We want to share the nature and adventure of river rafting, kayaking, cross country skiing and snoeshoeing in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Washington State with our honored guests.
62.1 miles from park*


Get directions
to this park:

by Town and state
OR
by zip code

Nearby Parks


Picnicking
The park provides six kitchen shelters without electricity, plus 56 sheltered and 172 unsheltered picnic tables. Kitchen shelters are reservable by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
Nature Programs
Flaming Geyser and river habitat interpretive walks lead by a park ranger are usually available with one week's advance request for groups of ten to 20 people. There is a self-guided, ADA accessible Salmon Interpretive Trail.
Area Attractions
Activities Trails Water Activities Other. 4.3 mi. Hiking Trails. 4.3 mi. Bike Trails. 1 mi. Horse Trails. Fishing (freshwater). Swimming (freshwater). White-water Kayaking. Bird Watching. 2 Fire Circles. 2 Fire Circles (sheltered). 3 Horseshoe pits. Mountain Biking. 7 Volleyball Fields. Wildlife Viewing

There is a remote-control, model-airplane flying area in the park. Open lawns are available for softball and other lawn games. A 25-acre open field is available for equestrian use. All Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife fishing regulations apply within the park. Oct. through Dec. the Salmon Interpretive Trail and the walkway on the Flaming Geyser Bridge offer excellent opportunity to view wild salmon spawning areas.
Things To Do in the Area
Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival - Rollingbay, WAArts/Cultural/Drama
Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival is a family-focused music event organized by volunteers. The festival brings diverse music to the community, raising funds for local charities, this year PAWs of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap.
Web Site: BainbridgeBluegrass.org
37.4 miles from park*
Leavenworth Outfitters.com Outdoor Center - Leavenworth, WAFamily Outting
We want to share the nature and adventure of river rafting, kayaking, cross country skiing and snoeshoeing in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Washington State with our honored guests.
Web Site: leavenworthoutfitters.com
62.1 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 12 Entrance fee by Rosemary Schilz
I have been enjoying the beautiful scenery at Fleming Geyser State Park since 1970. Growing up in the Auburnn area, this park has always been the highlight for a day picnic or hike for my children. Now that they are grown, I take my dog. In July I was disappointed when I received a $99 parking fee for not having a valid pass. When I entered the park that Sunday morning, there was not an employee at the entrance to renew my pass (it expired 4 days earlier). In addition, I did not have $10 cash with me to pay for the day pass. I entered the park and decided I would renew by pass on the way out. When I explained all this to the park ranger, he said nothing he could do . I would have to go to court and explain it to the judge. It is really too bad that a long time patron that paid the entrance fee the previous year would be treated so poorly. I renewed by pass on the way out. Instead of having a pleasant day at the park, this situation has soured my visits. I encourage management to rethink their policies and allow paying customers some allowance.
July 9 No visible geyser
$10 daily pass and the geyser is not flaming. The original flaming geyser is barely bubbling. And as another reviewer said, the trail to the bubbling geyser is closed. Very disappointed and wished we had known prior to paying $10 that the geyser was no longer flaming.
July 6 Good Old Park
I have been soming to this park since I was a little girl, And I bring my kids to this park. Its a great park if your a local! people from other places just dont understand.....
March 28 Nice Park
Well to explain more about the park. The whole park was flooded about 2 to 4 feet high and it washed out most of the trails and some bridges, this is why most of the park was closed and its all open now except for the trial to the upper bubbling geyser. It has nothing to due with lack of maintence, since the park has like 4 rangers that LIVE on-site. Not to mention that you would go to a park in washington during the fall or winter and expect to find that the parks look amazing is ridiculous.
September 19 Disappointed by Laura
We were very disappointed. We saw one bubbling geyser, but the trails to the flaming geyser were closed due to lack of maintenance. A sign was posted warning if you trespassed on the trail you were committing a class 2 criminal offense. We came to see the geysers only to learn if we attempted to see them we would be breaking the law. We came from quite a distance only to be turned away. The rest of the park was nice, the lawns were vast and had been mowed, there were other assesible trails and the river access is wonderful. Most of the rest rooms were closed. It could be a great park with a little more care.
June 24 Our favorite park
This park is awesome! We were all so sad when we found out that part of it is closed!
January 17 Part of the park is closed by RC Flyer
Most of the park is closed now due to maintenance / budget problems. Other than that this park is a great place to enjoy the wildlife and river of the area.
July 7 Disappointment by Loisb
Years ago I visited Flaming Geyser and today I took out of state visitors there. I had such nice memories of the flame and so enjoyed it way back when. How disappointing to find that the flame has been encased in concrete and is barely visible. The trail to Bubbling Geyser has been damaged and is not accessible. The park itself was nice with some of the trail still accessible. Apparently fire and alcohol are a problem but the countless signs at every turn are distracting.


Area Campgrounds

Seattle/Tacoma KOA
5801 South 212th Street
Kent, WA
253-872-8652


View
Photo Gallery
Share Your
Flaming Geyser State Park
Photos
(click here)
Weather Forecast, (98010)

Directions
Located between Auburn, Wash., and Black Diamond, Wash., on the state's western side in King County.

From SR 18:Take the Auburn-Black Diamond Rd. exit. Travel east on Auburn -Black Diamond Rd. approximately 1/8 mile to Green Valley Rd. Turn right (southeast) onto Green Valley Rd. Continue on Green Valley Rd. about nine miles to park entrance. Turn right into park.

USA Parks
Washington
King Country Region
Flaming Geyser State Park
© 2014 StateParks.com