Flaming Geyser State Park can be found near the City of Black Diamond and in southwestern King County in the state of Washington. More specifically, the park is on the Green River and about eight miles north of Enumclaw or two and a half miles south of Black Diamond.
The park encompasses a total area of 480 acres of land and about three miles of river shoreline. This area is governed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission as a part of the Green River Gorge State Park Conservation Area. You should always be aware of and follow the rules of the park.
One of the distinct features of this park is the methane gas that comes from a pocket that is a thousand feet below the ground and burns a flame through the concrete basin. This gas pocket was discovered by prospecting coal miners at the turn of the 20th century.
The test hole that the coal miners dug hit gas saltwater and, flames that shot up almost 25 feet into the air. The methane pocket also seeps gas through mud to form a ‘bubbling geyser’ in the local area. This geyser can be accessed by taking a short hike through the park.
Besides these attractions, the Flaming Geyser State Park is also a favorite place for visitors to enjoy recreational activities like fishing, swimming, kayaking, bird watching, river rafting, hiking, tube floating, biking, interpretive walks, and model airplane flying.
Some of the amenities in the Flaming Geyser State Park to facilitate these activities include picnic areas and shelters, six kitchen shelters, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, hiking trails, bike trails, horse trails, ball fields, game courts, and a model airplane flying area.
Dogs are undoubtedly allowed into Flaming Geyser State Park, although with some restrictions. First, tail-waggers must always be on a leash that is no longer than eight feet long. Secondly, dogs must also be kept away from restricted areas of the park. Third, dog owners must clean up after their pooch.