Yellowstone National Park

Norris Geyser Basin, Porcelain Basin Area

Norris Geyser Basin is a large area of thermal features. It is located at Norris Junction. This area is one of the hottest and most unstable in the park. Temperatures in many of its features tops the boiling point. It lies at the intersection of three fault lines, making it a very active seismic area. New features appear almost every year here, while others disappear or become inactive.

Porcelain Basin is a section of Norris that pulsates with steam and hot water. Four of its key features are described below.

Basin Geyser

Basin Geyser in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming

Basin Geyser has been reduced to a boiling pool. The area has been quiet long enough for wildflowers to grow around it.

Colloidal Pool

Colloidal Pool in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming

Colloidal Pool is an interesting double pool spring. Its bluish waters are usually murky.

Hurricane Vent

Hurricane Vent in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming

Hurricane Vent is sometimes a dry steam vent and sometimes a pool of murky blue water in a deep basin.

Ledge Geyser

Ledge Geyser in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming

Ledge Geyser occasionally erupts to heights of 80 feet. It is more likely to be seen spouting low amounts of water from one or more of its many vents.