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Flaming Geyser State Park
Flaming Geyser State Park Flaming Geyer Park Trail © Muntadher Alghanim
Flaming Geyer Park Trail
FLAMING GEYSER STATE PARK
FLAMING GEYSER STATE PARK
23700 Southeast Flaming Geyser Road
Seattle, Washington   98092

Phone: 253-931-3930
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.
Park Store
Services/Supplies Available in the area? Auto repair? Camping? Diesel? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Gifts? Golf? Groceries? Hardware? Hospital? Overnight Accommodations? Postal service? Propane? White gas? Wood? Swimming

Most services are available within ten miles of the park.



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.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 5 Rudest rangers ivce ever encountered
while I understand the leash law. I had two dogs on a leash and my 8 month old puppy was standing in the river off leash. No warning or anything just heres your ticket. While people are across the river taking shots and pounding beers theyre treating me like a criminal. Nice park other than that. Im not the only one whos encountered rude rangers there.
April 18 Stop the freeloaders by Edgar Covey
I have not seen a single day pass or annual pass displayed in any vehicles parked at the RC airplane parking lot. And they are getting out and walking around.
January 25 Nice for a walk, short hike with kids by Kim
We walked a nice short loop above the parking areas. Then walked on road to Bubbling Geyser and Flaming Geyser trails. Both were open, a bit muddy, but not too bad. We did see a small flame and even a little bubbling at Bubbling Geyser. Small toy area was open, but lots of standing water.

Area Campgrounds
Seattle/Tacoma KOA
5801 South 212th Street
Kent, WA
253-872-8652
Booking.com

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.

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