Fountain Paint Pot, Yellowstone National Park

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Fountain Paint Pot is located in Yellowstone National Park. To visit Fountain Paint Pot on your holiday in Yellowstone National Park, and find out what else Yellowstone National Park has to offer, use our Yellowstone National Park vacation builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The Fountain Paint Pot is located in the lower geyser basin. It is not as large as the upper basin, but all forms of volcanism (geysers, mudpots, sinter terraces, hot colour sources). Unfortunately, there's very many visitors so it is worthwhile to come past here in the morning or in the evening.
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  • August 8, 2017
    We drove by the Fountain Paint Pot on our way out of the park. There really isn't much to see so I'm glad we didn't have to park and get out of the car. You have plenty of time to see it from the road...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    This is a must do on your way to Canyon (from West Yellowstone) or anywhere else you are in the park. It is a short walk from the road. We went first thing in the AM - kids were blown away by the mud ...  more »

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As one of the U.S.'s most popular national parks, Yellowstone provides plenty of options for sleeping within its boundaries. Choose from lodges, inns, cabins, hotels, motels, and campgrounds throughout the park. Most of the structured accommodations lie in the park's most-visited areas, such as Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Falls, Old Faithful Geyser, and Yellowstone Lake. Staying on the northern side of the lake puts you right in the heart of the park, making it relatively convenient to visit other areas. Resorts, lodges, and guest ranches line the road just outside the park's east entrance, and a cluster of motels and hotels fills the town of West Yellowstone near the west entrance. You can also opt for lodges and inns to the north in Gardiner, Montana, or find nearly every type of accommodation to the south in Jackson, Wyoming. Staying outside the park is fine if you plan to drive through in a day and catch the highlights, but you'll want to spend at least one night inside the park if you plan to explore it more thoroughly.
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