Auburn, Washington: Flaming Geyser State ParkNatural gas blasts up from the earth to generate a flame -- several inches long. Terrifying!
- 23700 SE Flaming Geyser Rd, Auburn, WA
- From SR18, take the Auburn-Black Diamond Rd. exit, east 1/8 mile to Green Valley Rd., nine miles to Flaming Geyser State Park entrance. Once in the Park, turn right at the T intersection, drive to the end of the parking lot, and continue walking in that direction to get the the geyser.
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We live nearby and finally decided to check this out in 2011. Came from 18, drive was longer than expected. Flame was same size of a cigarette lighter. Big park though, and hardly used when we were there.[Greg, 02/27/2015]
Now a misnomer. The natural gas bubbles up very unimpressively. No fire is involved. I thought the RC airplanes were the most interesting part of the park, although it has a lot of natural beauty.[Laura Groves, 06/24/2011]
If dousing the eternal flame is permanent, it's a shame. We took a big detour to watch it flicker feebly in 2009.
We have wonderful memories of Flaming Geyser. It's really sad this former jewel of a park has been ruined to serve a small number of people who want to fly model airplanes. There's nothing wrong with model airplanes per se, but why not fly them in an industrial area where the incessant and obnoxious whine wouldn't destroy the enjoyment of other people trying to enjoy a quiet stroll through the meadow in a public park? It's fine if model airplane enthusiasts want to enjoy their hobby, but not in a state park at my expense! What public officials allowed this to happen? This is poor public policy and contradicts the mission of the state parks.
Change Flaming Geyser back the way it was![Jonathan Bodwell, 10/12/2008]
This park gets its name from the Flaming Geyser -- a vent of natural gas originating from coal seams deep below the earth that erupts in a magnificent flame geysering inches into the air![Kev F, 07/21/2007]