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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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Harrogate, Tennessee
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97 reviews 97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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natewilson
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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577 reviews 577 reviews
289 attraction reviews
416 helpful votes 416 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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Leduc, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
9 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
25 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
25 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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1,084 reviews 1,084 reviews
760 attraction reviews
796 helpful votes 796 helpful votes
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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