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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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Warm water to wade or swim

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
UPNorthguy41990
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Beulah, Michigan
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Beulah, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Richard C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Wish cliff jumping was allowed here but walkin up the Rapids n jumping in the water was still pretty kool. Letting the Rapids n strong current just carry you along the water so exciting. I'm a good swimmer n still got nervous in some spots so if young ones try this use a life vest otherwise just enjoy swimming in... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a nice loop that is worth the drive. There is a place to stop at the top and take pics. The only problem will be if it is trafficy you may have trouble getting back on the main road.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Firehole River runs through the Firehole Scenic Drive. So peaceful, very pretty. Watch for animals feeding nearby, Fireholes, birds.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Summer is coming so I decided to write about our Firehole River experience. If you are tired from walking in Yellowstone the Firehole river is an excellent option. You have to get there from the main road to the left after Lower Geyser Basin. The road is one way going south. Please obey the sign and do not try to... More 

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