Swim in the Firehole River
Wyoming › Firehole River Swimming Hole
Added by Adam Franklin
A great swimming hole in the west of Yellowstone. There's easy access, it's family friendly/great for the kids, and the water is warm.
The Firehole River Swimming Hole is on the southern portion of Firehole Canyon Rd inside the park, near the West Entrance to Yellowstone. The road is a one way loop from north to south. There are restrooms at the parking area, which can become quite crowded on a warm day. Parking is immediately above the swimming hole.
The main pool is large and mostly shallow. The water is quite warm, in the high 70's to low 80's, but still refreshing on a hot day. The highlight of this spot is a very short hike upstream, around a large rock, to a submerged rock ledge, only a few inches underwater. From this ledge you can slip into a narrow channel of quick moving water that takes you for a ride and shoots you out into the large main pool.
In a park where there are few opportunities to get wet, this is a stop not to miss. The road closes in winter.
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