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Kepler Cascades

Waterfalls are just one of the many types of water features within the Park. Please enjoy them and savor the peaceful feelings they generate.

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Firehole River

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Kepler Cascades

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  • Type: Tiered Cascade
  • Height: 100-150 Feet
  • Stream: Firehole River
  • Name, origin: In 1881 Park Superintendent P. W. Norris honored Kepler Hoyt, “the intrepid 12-year old son of Governor John Hoyt, of WY, who unflinchingly shared in all of the hardships, privations, and dangers of the exploration of his father.” Kepler and his father explored Yellowstone in 1881 with a small group. They were searching for a practical route into Yellowstone from the Wyoming Territory.(1)
  • Fun Facts: The overlook is just feet away from the parking lot. At the south end of the parking lot is parking and the trail head for Lone Star Geyser a beautiful geyser well worth the 2.5 one way hike on an old service road.
  • Location: Located 2.7 miles south of the Old Faithful overpass between Old Faithful and West Thumb.

Navigate to: Gibbon Falls or Lewis Falls

(1)Whittlesey, L. H. (2006). Yellowstone Place Names. Gardiner, MT: Wonderland Publishing Company. Page 143.


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