Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

Lower Geyser Basin hosts a flurry of thermal activity, creating impressive spectacles across Yellowstone's landscape. Spanning over 29 sq km (18 sq mi), the geyser discharges more hot water than any other feature in the park. Watch as hot steam nearing 100 C (212 F) shoots up into the sky, reaching heights of 45.6 m (150 ft). A stark demonstration of nature's power and beauty, the area can be explored on decked trails meandering between active spots. Make Lower Geyser Basin part of your personalized Yellowstone National Park itinerary using our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .
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  • One of the geyser areas in Yellowstone (there are several: Norris, Lower, Midway, Upper and probably some others...). We mainly stopped at the Fountain Paint Pot area but we got to see some great stuf...  more »
  • An employee in the visitor center recommended and told us how to get here. It seems that most people just go here to see Old Faithful and then leave without spending much of any time walking around th...  more »
  • The Lower Geyser Basin has more small geysers than I ever imagined in close proximity to one another. Along with the hot springs in the area, you easily witness the volcanic activity of this area with...  more »

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Where to stay in Yellowstone National Park

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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