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Firehole River

Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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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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Pensacola, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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40 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

In the few days in yellowstone I fished several spot on the river. The scenery was so magnificent that I missed many takes of the flies. What a special place, never felt crowed and never heard anything but the sound of the river.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

As we ended our day in Yellowstone, our entire family whined when my wife recommended we change into swimming suits and head to Firehole. However, it turned into the trip highlight for everyone. We arrived at the swim area at around 7 pm, and there were only two other groups there. If you go down the stairs, you are led... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The swim hole is fantastic. If you like to spend a hot day swimming in refreshing river water, this will be one of the best places for you to visit. Although we were told several different directions and areas where the swim hole should be thinking it was some hidden trail off the side of the road, actually it is... More

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Harrogate, Tennessee
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97 reviews 97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My only regret here is I did not have my fishing gear. This is the ideal spot for fly fishing. Beautiful, majestic, and good clear water to get in and chase the fish!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is not a long drive and even though it is not one of the most scenic areas of the park it is worth the time it takes. Be sure and stop at the Terrace Spring area. This was not on our list of things to see because we did not know about it. We drove by this spring at... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The drive has always been boring to me, all the way back to when I was a kid. What never gets old about the river is swimming. There area designated for swimming is worth finding a parking spot for if you enjoy river swimming.

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17 helpful votes 17 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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452 helpful votes 452 helpful votes
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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