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See Washington’s True Colors at Flaming Geyser State Park

Aerial view of the Green River at Flaming Geyser State Park.

Once home to active methane seeps, the fire at Flaming Geyser State Park is no more. For better or worse, the park’s bubbling geysers gave off their last toot of fossil fuel a little while back. But never fear! Without its methane source, the day-use park still has plenty of aquatic offerings to bestow upon guests.

Located in King County, just outside the Seattle-Tacoma area, this Washington state park is continuous with other natural areas such as Black Diamond Bridge Site, Green River Gorge State Park, and Kanaskat-Palmer State Park. In addition to these, it isn’t far from other popular outdoor destinations like Nolte State Park and majestic Mt. Rainier National Park.

Whether you’re driving in from nearby cities of Renton and Enumclaw, or biking all the way down from the big city, the following guide will tell you all you need to know about this Green River oasis.

Washington’s Flaming Geyser State Park

If you’re looking for a map of the park that includes hiking trails, picnic areas, and other points of interest, just follow this link to its WPS website. Please note that you’ll need a Discover Pass to access the park, which you can either get from a park pay station or buy in advance online.

  • Park Address: 23700 SE Flaming Geyser Rd, Auburn, WA 98092

Things To Do

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Although it doesn’t have a campground, Flaming Geyser is open year-round, making it a great destination for a lot of different activities. Whether you’re looking for short hikes to help you maintain that New Year’s resolution, or a mellow rafting spot to enjoy on sweltering summer days, the park has you covered. Here’s a rundown of things you can enjoy at Flaming Geyser State Park:

Water recreation: Whether you’re into fishing, swimming, or kayaking, water sports are the park’s primary draw. Please put safety first when basking in Green River glory.

Hiking Trails: From scenic river trails, to equestrian marches, Flaming Geyser has a handful of foot and hoof paths to choose from.

Picnics & Barbecues: In addition to convenient picnic tables, the park has grills and shelters, making it the perfect place to gather for special occasions despite the variety of Pacific Northwest weather.

Model Airplane Flying: Who needs eternal flames when you have a remote-control aircraft flying area? On a similar note, mind where you walk in the park to avoid getting a mouthful of propeller.

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