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Address: Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Phone Number: 307-344-7381
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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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Amazing swimming experience

This was one of the highlights of our trip! The river is wide and relatively shallow here with something for everyone. My three year old waded in the shallows while I went out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Ays08
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip! The river is wide and relatively shallow here with something for everyone. My three year old waded in the shallows while I went out into the three to four feet (in July) central swimming area. There was definitely a current here, stronger towards the center, but nothing you cannot stand against.... More 

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Milford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids (10 and 13) said this was a highlight from the entire trip. Water is warm, however the current is a little strong in places. If you get in farther downstream you can swim and then pull yourself along the rocks into the first grotto where people jump in from the cliffs above. Keep going farther into another grotto... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we loved getting off the main route and spent a few hours swimming in fairly temperate water, listening to the crickets and watching the water rush by.

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Clovis, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To fully see this river and its canyon, take the firehole canyon road. Its a 2 mile, one way road accessible towards the end of the loop road. It is well worth it to fully appreciate the river and its power.

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Beulah, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This water was likely in the mid-70s, so most likely the warmest in the park. We took an afternoon break for a swim. The current can be swift, so use some caution, but the water isnt all that deep. The family liked floating down the river with the current.

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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Take the Firehole Canyon Drive for great views of the Firehole River. There is also a swimming area along this drive.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

You can see this winding river thru different basins; clear water; colorful rocks especially close to the thermal features.

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

All my 8 & 11 year old girls wanted to do was swim in Yellowstone. The Boiling River was closed, so off to Firehole we went. My girls, loved, loved it. We are from Minnesota (land of 10,000 lakes) so swimming is part of our lives, and is very natural and comfortable for us, but the current is strong and... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Beautiful spots to take a break and take it all in. Many strolls are along its banks and all are worth the walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Not sure if it is smart to swim or bath in any of Yellowstone's numerous water attractions including thia beautiful one. The water is inviting and looks inviting, but not for me. It is scenic and unique.

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