Firehole River Swimming Area

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Firehole River Swimming Area

Firehole River Swimming Area Professional Review and Guide

"An old-fashioned swimming hole warmed by the runoff from distant hot springs and geysers."

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"An old-fashioned swimming hole warmed by the runoff from distant hot springs and geysers. The Firehole River Swimming Area has long been a popular summer recreation spot for visitors to Yellowstone, especially on those few days in July and August when the air temperature pushes over 90 degrees F.

The tall cliffs along the Firehole River surround a deep warm water pool between swift-flowing rapids. Some bathers enter the current above and float down into the calm water of the pool. The hills surrounding the swimming area are covered with the burned skeletons of lodgepole pine trees, mute evidence of the fires that swept through Yellowstone in the summer of 1988."

Firehole River Swimming Area Reviews

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6/6/2007
I have been there 2, soon to be 3 times. The first was in early July and the water was fantastic, the 2nd time was in mid October in a VERY rainy year. The water was very high and VERY cold.
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7/2/2005
this hole was awesome! although swimming was prohibited we did anyway. the life threatening currents was what made it fun. easily servivable in any weather. i wish we had had more time. the water was warm, about 80 degrees. a beautiful sight to see.
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Trail Information

Yellowstone National Park
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May to October
Season
Hot Springs
Features
Trails Illustrated: Yellowstone National Park; DeLorme Wyoming Atlas and Gazetteer, page 10, E2.
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