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Address: Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Phone Number: 307-344-7381
Activities: Fishing
Description: River located in Yellowstone National Park: perfect for fishing, canoeing...
River located in Yellowstone National Park: perfect for fishing, canoeing or watching the geysers erupting.
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Late Afternoon Swim in Yellowstone

After a long day of hiking and sight-seeing in Yellowstone, a quick dip in the Firehole River was much deserved. Perfect temperature and nice scenery.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

After a long day of hiking and sight-seeing in Yellowstone, a quick dip in the Firehole River was much deserved. Perfect temperature and nice scenery.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Along the Firehole River, about halfway along Firehole Canyon Drive, is an awesome swimming spot, the Firehole Swimming Area. We swam here in late June and the water was about the same temperature as your average swimming pool. It wasn't super warm, but not freezing cold either. The current here is very strong, so be sure to take that into... More 

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Sundance, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I used to work a lot in the Firehole valley back in the day, it was one of my favorite spots to visit. Awesome mixture of hot springs and rivers. Tons of bison and elk use the area. A must see!

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Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We enjoyed driving along the river and picnicking at one of the many pull-in areas. This is a very pretty river but relative to the spectacular sights of Yellowstone it is just average.

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Spectacular river easy access and many opportunities to see fish and wildlife. This is one of the most famous rivers in the USA.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 533 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Folks fish here and swim here, but my wife and were just sightseers. We enjoyed the sights and sounds along the river. We saw plenty of bison and a pair of coyotes.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

One-way short drive along the Firehole River and canyon amongst a forest. Stop to see the falls at the convenient pull out. Pleasant slow relaxing drive in the woods.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Tremendous meadow and canyon views with mountains behind and often brimming with wildlife. We watched a Bison herd graze down to the river, then cross, and run across a meadow. A great experience!

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Get out of your car in the turnout and enjoy the sound of rushing water! This is a great place and people were swimming in the river, too! Cold but inviting water.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A great place to swim. The water is heated by some thermal springs upstream making this a great temp. Watch out for young children though as the current can be strong. Also it's worth getting here early before the crowds.

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Address: Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Phone Number: 307-344-7381
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Yellowstone National Park

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