Swimming and Camping at Yellowstone National Park

Bear Precautions for Your Safety

Swimming at Yellowstone National Park

Don’t bring your swimwear if you’re planning to go for a splash in the river at Yellowstone National Park in July; unless you’re going for a dip in a hot spring. Yes, although July is in the prime of summer, some of the rivers and streams were still very cold. The clear streams seemed very inviting, as I was eager to get my feet wet; but much to my disappointment, the rivers and streams we found were freezing. Plan out which mud or hot springs you want to visit if you want to swim www.nps.gov. Nonetheless, it was amusing to see one of my guy cousin boldly jump in, then leap out instantly, screaming like a little girl. On the other hand, the weather was lovely; mild conditions ranging from 72 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Not to mention, I was able to take in the clean crisp air that you don’t get in the city.


My first visit to Yellowstone National Park was breathtaking as well as relaxing because the park scenery was magnificent and earthy. We only camped one night and spent part of the day, then departed too soon. If you plan on going to Yellowstone National Park, I’d recommend staying for at least two to three days in order to take advantage of the hiking and exploring of the abundant wildlife. In addition, on my next visit, I plan on going to the historical centers, galleries, and geological sites. We did see a meager red fox with puppy eyes, so we tossed the little fox some crackers. Along a trail, we saw an adult brown bear foraging from a distance as people were setting up their professional tripod cameras to snap photos along the roadside. I was intrigued to see the bear was unbothered by all the attention, as the bear continued grazing.

Bear Precaution

Both black and grizzly bears rarely attack people on the exception if they are provoked. Therefore, you can protect yourself and others around you by following some safety pointers to minimize any dangerous encounters with bears. When camping on the grounds at the end of the night, make sure to discard all your trash as well as take all your food, drinks, toothpaste, and cosmetics to store in bins that are specially designed to be bear proof; otherwise, you’ll be encouraging some hungry bears. If you’re hiking, only go during the day, and try to sing or talk loudly so that the bears can hear you coming or else they would get alarmed and might attack www.nps.gov. 

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