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5 Nearby State Parks for Seattle-Area Families to Visit

Washington state parks where Puget Sound-area families can play outdoors

Nancy Chaney

Published on: May 08, 2020

5 Nearby State Parks for Seattle-Area Families to Visit

Flaming Geyser State Park Washington State parks near Seattle Puget Sound families kids visit coronavirus
Flaming Geyser State Park. Credit: Kaitlin Shiner/Flickr CC

4. Flaming Geyser State Park

Flaming Geyser State Park is in a scenic spot along the Green River and a not-too-distant destination for some Eastside and South King County-area families. The meadows at this park are popular with people flying radio-controlled aircraft and drones; kids will find this fun to watch if flyers are out. There's the river to inspect (though do not swim in spring even when the weather is hot; the water is way too cold) and kids can try to figure out why this park is called Flaming Geyser. Four miles of hiking trails take families into the woods.

Don't forget parks use guidelines and your Discover Pass to park.

Find it: 23700 S.E. Flaming Geyser Rd., Auburn

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