Belgian Pool

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Belgian Pool
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Belgian Pool
LocationYellowstone National Park, Teton County, Wyoming, USA
Coordinates44°27′58″N 110°50′12″W / 44.4660585°N 110.8366533°W / 44.4660585; -110.8366533Coordinates: 44°27′58″N 110°50′12″W / 44.4660585°N 110.8366533°W / 44.4660585; -110.8366533[1]
Elevation7,339 feet (2,237 m)
TypeHot Spring
Temperature180 °F (82 °C)

Belgian Pool is a hot spring in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.[1] Originally named Oyster Spring, it was renamed after a visitor from Belgium fell into it in 1929[2] with fatal results. The spring is less hot than other features in the area, at about 180 °F (82 °C), but still sufficiently hot for severe thermal burns. References to a "Belgian Geyser" in the 1930s may refer to this feature.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Belgian Pool". Yellowstone Geothermal Features Database. Montana State University. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
  2. ^ "Belgian Pool". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
  3. ^ Bryan, T. Scott (1995). The Geysers of Yellowstone. University Press of Colorado. p. 67. ISBN 0-87081-365-X.