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Firehole River

Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
307-344-7381
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing
Description: River located in Yellowstone National Park: perfect for fishing, canoeing or watching the geysers erupting.
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natewilson
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We were exhausted after a long day of driving and hiking. We had been by the Firhole scenic drive the day before and saw people swimming so we returned with towels and bathing suits the following day. Well worth the hassle to find parking. The water is a very nice temperature and you are in a river so there is... More

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Other parts of Yellowstone have bigger reputations for wildlife sightings, but we have never been disappointed following the Madison and Firehole Rivers between West Yellowstone and Old Faithful. This time alone, we photographed Bison, Swans, Dippers, Golden Eyes, Elk, Mallards, Eagles, and not one but two Bobcats! The Old Faithful Photo Safari tour generally takes in this whole route. Food... More

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Leduc, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We drove through this loop in a truck and it was quite narrow for us, especially with everyone parked on the edge of the road in many places, but definitely worth it. Beautiful scenery and there is even a swimming hole.

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Tampa
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8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

I have been coming to the Park since I was a little boy and that's s long time ago! The Firehole is always on my hit list. Great scenery, abundant wild life and superb Fly Fishing for feisty Rainbow Trout. What more could you want? Don't miss this National Treasure

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Severn, Maryland
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25 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

If you're taking the Firehole Falls road, you'll be able to see the river. It is quite scenic, and a nice diversion from the other sights in Yellowstone.

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ny, ny
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Great spot to cool off after long day. Real swimming. Rock jumping. Some small water falls and even a cave! Unlike the the "Boiling River" soaking area (up near the North Gate) the water here is not "hot" ... but it is not cold or icey either. It's a comfortable temp that will allow you to jump in and have... More

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Titusville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We drove the one way drive detour and picked up the Firehole River with the waterfalls and swimming hole, then up along the road to the hot springs where they flowed into the river which was terrific to view. Along the way we saw a grizzly walking through a stand of trees and got some great pictures. After visiting the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

after seeing upper, middle, and lower geysers we stopped at firehole river picnic spot and had a pic nic lunch beise the river. very nice

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KC
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138 reviews 138 reviews
61 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We accessed Firehole River near the Grand Prismatic Spring area. It was really beautiful and serene with lots of color and lush greenery. Photo Op: Be sure to take a picture of your group on the bridge as you enter the Grand Prismatic Springs boardwalk and include the boiling area of the river where the run-off from the hot springs... More

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San Jose, CA
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53 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I think this river (what a great name!) is the recipient of water flowing from the various geysers and geyser basins in the southwest part of the park. As you drive, you can see some hot spring activity along the shore of the river itself. We saw herds of bison in the area, including one or two that stopped traffic... More

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