United States WTGB - Abyss Pool

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Lewis Kemper

About this spot
Abyss Pool is one of the deepest pools in Yellowstone with a depth of 53 feet (16.15 m). It is approximately 30 ft. (9.14 m) x 57 ft. (17.4 m). Its deep green color is one of its better-known features, and in 1883, a park visitor described it as "a great, pure, sparkling sapphire rippling with heat."

Although it is inactive right now, as a testament to the change at Yellowstone, Abyss Pool had a series of eruptions from December 1991 through June 1992, when it erupted several times per day. Each eruption was a series of explosive bursts, sending water 30-80 ft. (9-24 m) high.

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