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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.