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National Recreation Area Black Sand Basin
Overview Service & Activities
Overview Service & Activities
About Black Sand Basin is where some of the most thermal scenery in the Park exists. The name was derived from black volcanic glass (obsidian) from eruptions. Other features in this area include Black Sand Pool, Iron Creek, Opalescent Pool, Spouter Geyser, Cliff Geyser, Green Spring, Rainbow Pool, and Emerald Pool. Cliff Geyser is located on the edge of Iron Spring Creek and is an unpredictable geyser. It frequently erupts 25 - 33 feet in varying durations from 10 minutes to 2 - 3 hours.
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MAILING ADDRESS PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
CONTACT 307-344-7381
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SEASON May - September
SPECIAL DIRECTIONS Black Sand Basin is located one mile NW of Old Faithful.
SERVICES Trail
ACTIVITIES Bird Hunting Hiking Photography Sightseeing Wildlife Viewing

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