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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, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: River located in Yellowstone National Park: perfect for fishing, canoeing or watching the geysers...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: River located in Yellowstone National Park: perfect for fishing, canoeing or watching the geysers erupting.
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Boca Raton, Florida
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429 reviews 429 reviews
215 attraction reviews
358 helpful votes 358 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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249 reviews 249 reviews
145 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
40 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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