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Boiling River

North Entrance, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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So COOL (but hot :P)

An interesting experience. Coming from artesian water country I was very curious to experience a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Narelle M
Moree, Australia
One of the best things in Yellowstone

You have to know where to go because there are not a lot of signs to it, which is good otherwhise... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Michael H
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“hot water” (24 reviews)
North Entrance, Yellowstone National Park, WY
North Entrance, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting experience. Coming from artesian water country I was very curious to experience a different form of naturally heated water. It lives up to it's name, I only got my feet wet which put me close to the hot water stream inlet, get too...More

1  Thank Narelle M
Reviewed 31 October 2017

You have to know where to go because there are not a lot of signs to it, which is good otherwhise it would be to busy. There is a small parking place with a toilet and from there you walk 1/2 mile to the location...More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing piece of nature but you need water shoes and the parking lot is small. There’s a washroom at the start of the walk and the walk is very doable.

2  Thank SaskyBreeze
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

It is a hot spring coming out into the river. Car park is too small in a circular form. Bit awkward to park and get out. So far to walk to the boiling point. Small area and too many tourists. Overrated really. We didn't bother...More

1  Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed relaxing in this river! The scenery is beautiful. Definitely a must do. Be careful it can be tricky walking to the hot pool in the rocky river.

Thank Katana107
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Hard to find this one but really cool spot. We asked several people that worked there "what's your favorite thing to do in Yellowstone". That's how we've found neat things to do that aren't so well known. Somebody said parking's not great and you have...More

1  Thank AbeleTeam
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Put on your walking shoes for the 1/2 mile hike. Conditions are primitive. Wear you bathing suit because there is no place to change. Hot springs flow into the Gardner River and rocks have been placed along the edge to slow down the current of...More

Thank barbara539
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Not well marked out and not great parking. Long walk in. It was very hot, no change facilities at the river and only one unisex outhouse at parking lot so better to come dressed for swimming. No place to hide valuables at the river either...More

1  Thank Clint R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Would be a great experience to soak where a Yellowstone hot spring flows into the Gardner river. BUT...couldn't find any place to get in &/or sit. People (tourists mostly) were pretty rude.

Thank nevernoway
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This was my family's favorite thing we did. Thanks to an awesome review from a fellow TA rater we found it super easily - although parking can be tough. After a short walk down to the river you can walk in the river where Gardiner...More

Thank truckinchick
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28 August 2017|
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Response from Jonathan L | Reviewed this property |
Dear NEOhioCheryl, The river is not rocky in the warm part. I don't think he will have trouble. Just be careful when entering the river- find a pre-established route that is not too steep.
24 July 2016|
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Response from greysandy | Reviewed this property |
Just check with the rangers at the visitor center in Mammoth Hot springs. It is only a few miles from there.