United States FLD - Great Fountain Geyser

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Lewis Kemper

About This Spot

Great Fountain Geyser is a large fountain geyser located on the Firehole Lake Drive. The Firehole Lake Drive is a 3-mile (4.8 km) one-way loop road, off the main Grand Loop Road, located between Old Faithful and Madison. There are many geyser and hot springs located along the route.


Great Fountain Geyser is a fountain geyser, which means when it erupts it puts out a huge plume of water and steam. The average height of this geyser’s eruptions are 100 feet (30.5 m) and can go as high as 200 feet (61 m). The geyser erupts, on average, every 10 – 14 hours, with eruption lasting close to an hour in duration. The cycle of the eruption is dependent on how long the previous eruption was, and the park service updates predictions based on that info, and can predict a time within 2 hours. You can tell an eruption is imminent when the pool overflows and boils violently.

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