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River located in Yellowstone National Park: perfect for fishing, canoeing or watching the geysers erupting.
Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
+1 307-344-7381
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A long string of falls an tumble downs over a rocky river bed is a somewhat passed by attraction. It is incredibly beautiful an photogenic. The roar of moving water can be deafening and the vantage points are thoughtfully located, including wheelchair accessibility in some....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike D
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Stunning views. Out-of-the way loop that we almost missed. Beautiful river with osprey nests, waterfalls. Glad we made this part of our trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Phyllis855
Reviewed October 12, 2018

After spending ten days seeing all the geothermals, mountains, bison, valleys, etc, we just happened to get on this road near the end of our stay. It was one beautiful pulloff after another. All the picturesque winding river, rapids, forests that could easily been overlooked.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 599tomf
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Great amazing place - lots of pictures taken, there probably is not a bad place in Yellowstone - highly recommend going in September - cooler and less crowded

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank C1005IUdavidg
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Not really a secret, but a really fun swimming hole! It's not cold because of the geyser activity. A bit of a strong current so would not recommend for little ones. Great for stronger kids and adults. Very pleasant little series of rapids to explore!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank klvoigt
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Very nice location with turnouts to stop and view the river and canyon. There is a swimming area that can be used during certain times of the year.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ken J
Reviewed September 10, 2018

This is definitely not a must see. The Firehole Falls ia only about 40 feet and looks more like a rapid. The Gibbon Falls on the road between Madison Junction and Norris Junction is twice as tall and easier to access being on the roadside...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michael K
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

When on the lower loop, this is a great spot to stop for some amazing background pictures. With multiple locations and less traffic than other areas of the park, this should be on your list for that perfect vacation photo.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JMBailey2016
Reviewed August 27, 2018

And a swimming hole plus a diving platform just behind the no diving sign. We enjoyed the show and the water. A very popular spot with more great scenery.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jamesbond44
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We went here by car as the road is not accessible by RV. We read you can swim here in warm water (warm by volcanic heating). Unfortunately there was too much water in the river so it was not safe to swim. Nevertheless it is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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May 23, 2016|
Response from Andy K | Reviewed this property |
I may be mistaken, but as far as I know swimming is not allowed anywhere within the park. Having last visited in February, swimming was not on my agenda anyway.