Firehole River Swimming Area

EASY 9 reviews
#42 of 208 trails in

Firehole River Swimming Area is a 0.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October.

0.1 miles
3 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips


hot springs



wild flowers



no dogs

Yellowstone National Park PO Box 168 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168 307-344-7381 (recorded information and an option to speak with someone) Additional info:

nature trips
2 months ago

How can you not love this place? It ranges from a beach area with shallow water for kids, to deeper water and rapids to can jump into up above.

2 months ago

Open for swimming! Great place, plenty of safe areas for kids and fun areas for adults. Recommend bringing a life vest as the currents are strong in the deep areas. A fun activity for strong swimmers is to head up stream and float down through the canyons twists and turns.

2 months ago

Closed with fines for swimming, water not warm.

3 months ago

Parking is definitely a problem

Saturday, March 11, 2017

This is a great way for kids to get their swimming fix! Loads of fun! Swimming shoes may be helpful because the rocks are jagged. Parking may be tough. Definitely worth the time!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A fun place to swim. Usually very busy so finding a parking spot can be difficult

scenic driving
Sunday, November 10, 2013

Great place for a swim and stop for lunch. Can be very difficult to find a place to park

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sunday, October 05, 2014