Lehardy's Rapids

Lehardy's Rapids, Yellowstone National Park: Address, Phone Number, Lehardy's Rapids Reviews: 4/5

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Zoom_Gotti
Henderson, NV1,293 contributions
Rapids On Yellowstone River Near Fishing Bridge
Sep 2020
This is a really nice section of the Yellowstone River for a brief stopover or even for a longer picnic treat. In late Spring when the salmon flow back to spawn and try to negotiate the rapids, this can be a very exciting experience. Unfortunately, if the Park's bear population also show some eagerness in trying to gobble down some of these spawners, then the area might be closed off. But when it's open, it's a cool place to walk the boardwalk and look at the rapids. The trail actually extends from the boardwalk in both directions; the northern stretch takes you into a more woodsy area toward the overflow parking site. In the other direction you can skirt down to several small pebbly beaches. No fishing in this zone, but just down the road in either direction will be fine again. Find this spot north of Fishing Bridge along the Grand Loop tour. At times, buffalo troupes might be blocking the road. If you have your own fold out picnic table, maybe set it up in the woodlands by the northern parking site.
Written 29 September 2020
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redrock
Charleston, SC172 contributions
Just OK
Sep 2019
If you are in a hurry, this is probably not worth a stop. There are more interesting things to see along the same road. The good thing is, that is does not take long to see the rapids.
Written 16 September 2019
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Amanda T
Connecticut108 contributions
Mesmerizing Rapids
Jun 2017 • Family
My favorite thing about this site, was the bison that we encountered before we actually reached the rapids. There was a herd that was crossing over in front of us and we got a first hand, up close look at the beautiful creatures. After several minutes and several pics, we also got to enjoy the beauty of the raging rapids. A must see site for everyone of all ages!!!
Written 20 June 2017
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jediknight101
Denver, CO131 contributions
Good location for a quick stop.
Aug 2016 • Couples
This is one of those places that will randomly have wild life around it. You may just see the rapids, but you might also catch a bear grabbing a trout on its way up the river to spawn. Either way, it is a peaceful place with the sounds and view of small rapids. Nice place to stretch your legs and take a few pictures.
Written 19 March 2017
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Cynthia K
Westville, IN2,909 contributions
Yellowstone River rapids
Sep 2016 • Family
This is one of those small areas off the Park Loop Road you can pull off. In this case to see a rapids on the Yellowstone River. It's just South of the Mud Volcano area. There's a small parking lot & a boardwalk trail. We did this on our first trip to Yellowstone, when we pulled off for everything that looked interesting. It's very nice, but we only did it once.
Written 10 October 2016
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steelergirl87
pittsburgh, pa339 contributions
Lehardy's Rapids
Sep 2016 • Couples
The rapids were rushing and sparking in the sun. You can walk down although you have to watch out for bison (there are lots nearby along the river's edge) and other wildlife. It was especially pretty as the aspen leaves were beginning to turn - and I love watching rapids.
Written 30 September 2016
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Bonnie H
Kimberling City, MO130 contributions
Bus Trip # 2 Day 6
Aug 2016 • Friends
Traffic came to a complete stop and we couldn't figure out why, after waiting about 15 minutes we found out that all the excitement was a Black Bear down in the water! Not a very big parking lot at this attraction. This was the topping of a great day at a great place!
Written 28 August 2016
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Mosslady53🌴
Myerstown, PA1,081 contributions
Yellowstone and Glacier 2016 trip
Jul 2016 • Family
My son and I stopped by the Rapids as we did not see them on last year's trip. Nice easy walk along the river. Look closely and you may see fish along the water's edge.
Written 16 July 2016
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