Green - 3 - Flaming Geyser State Park to 212 Way SE Bridge (Yo-Yo)

Green, Washington, US


3 - Flaming Geyser State Park to 212 Way SE Bridge (Yo-Yo)

Usual Difficulty II (for normal flows)
Length 2.8 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-12113000 1000 - 2000 cfs II 01h12m 306 cfs (too low)

River Description

EVENTS: The annaul Green River Cleanup takes place in spring every year and is coordinated by Washington Recreational River Runners and Friends of the Green River.

Good section for advanced beginners to practice with small surf waves, eddies, and a couple rapids.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-08-05 21:04:09

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Alternate AccessN/AAccess

Rapid Descriptions

Alternate Access (Class N/A)

An alternate access downstream for those interested in a longer run.

User Comments

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April 19 2018 (88 days ago)
Jameslaitila (159429)
New tree down on River right just down River from the upper put in by the restrooms. Easily spotted
and avoidable on River left.
April 6 2018 (101 days ago)
Jameslaitila (159429)
I reported the tree to KC parks. They're investigating removal options
March 7 2018 (130 days ago)
Jameslaitila (159429)
At 3000 cfs this log is just above the surface. Keep left. It spans 2/3 of river right from the
bank all the way out to the big rock.
February 9 2018 (156 days ago)
Jameslaitila (159429)
Wood center River after the hard right bend under the park entrance bridge about 1/3 of the way
down the rapid. It was fine today at 3750cfs, but looks like it's jammed in the rocks and may
expose at lower flow. Left or right is open around it. You can see the branches sticking up from a
good distance above it
June 22 2017 (389 days ago)
Kayak AcademyDetails
6/21/17 New log spanning left channel of second to last island before the Whitney Bridge take-out.
This island is marked with lots of logs on the upstream end which have been there for years. Right
channel is clear. This island is adjacent to a roadside public access with chain-link fence beyond
the shoulder parking. You can scout the right channel from this access while shuttling. If you know
where to look, you can see the log at the bottom of the left channel from this access. At 1100cfs,
we paddled and scraped over the log.
March 29 2012 (2299 days ago)
Thomas O'KeefeDetails
Reported by King County: Yo-Yo stretch of Green River near Flaming Geyser State Park King County
has identified a spanning log on a stretch of the Green River within Flaming Geyser State Park
which may pose a hazard to recreational boaters. The recently fallen cottonwood tree lies partially
submerged and completely spans the channel approximately 500 feet downstream from the put-in
location known to boaters as the Yo-Yo stretch that runs from Flaming Geyser State Park to the
Whitney Bridge (212 Way Southeast) and 300 feet north of the intersection of Flaming Geyser Road
and the service road leading to the park ranger station. Warning signs (see bottom photo) have been
posted at two locations upstream from the log that directs boaters to exit the river. Boaters
should note there is a lower put-in location in the park downstream of the log that avoids the
fallen tree hazard. See map below.

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