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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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Glad we took this drive

If you love driving by beautiful rivers, definitely take this short drive. Scenery is so pretty and just another amazing place to see in Yellowstone.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Winston Salem, North Carolina

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you love driving by beautiful rivers, definitely take this short drive. Scenery is so pretty and just another amazing place to see in Yellowstone.

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Moscow, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Don't miss the side road that takes you along the FireHole River. There is a great spot to park and hike down a short hill to the river for a swim or have a picnic lunch. Lots of great views along the way!

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The one-way road along the river was a nice side trip. We were there in October, so swimming was not part of the plan, but we did walk down to the river and stick our feet in. We drove the route in the early morning so we could take our time without having to hurry for the cars behind us.... More 

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Follow the Firehole Canyon Drive to near the end and there is a swimming area where you can go for a swim in the river. It is a little climb down to the river and not recommended for anyone with disabilities, but it is a great place to swim.

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It's a couple miles along the one way route til you get to the spot where the road is wide enough to park cars along one side. Once you hit the two toilets, start looking for a spot. There isn't really anywhere else to change, so come prepared (suits on and bug spray ready for waiting in line afterwards to... More 

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

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 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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 118 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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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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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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