United States FPP - Fountain Paint Pots

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Lewis Kemper

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The Lower Geyser Basin is one of the biggest geyser basins in the park, covering an area of approximately 11 square miles (17.7 square km). The area is broken up into several groups, one of which is Fountain Paint Pots. The Fountain Paint Pot area contains geysers, mud pots, fumaroles and pools.

Fountain Paint Pots is a large mud pot named for its red, brown and yellow mud. How colorful the mud and how thick or thin it will look is based on recent snowfall and rain. In wet times the mud will be thin and soupy and in dry times very thick. When it is wet you get the blue reflections of the sky mixed in with the colors of the mud. When it is very dry the colors can be dull.

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