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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: August 15, 2022

5 Nearby State Parks for Seattle-Area Families to Visit

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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 Eastside and South King County–area families. The meadows at this park are popular with people who fly 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.

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

Next up: Dash Point State Park

Image credit: Kaitlin Shiner/Flickr CC

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