• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.


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Sound Library

Welcome to the Yellowstone sound library, where you can immerse yourself in the aural landscape of America's first national park.

The files available here were recorded in the park and are in the public domain. They may be downloaded and used without limitation; however, please credit the "National Park Service " where appropriate.

Looking for video clips? Check out our video library.

Interested in our sound monitoring program?
Check out Voices of Yellowstone from our InDepth video series.

Index of Sounds

Natural Phenomena

Singing Lake


American Dipper
Boreal Chorus Frogs
Common Raven
Dawn Chorus
Ruffed Grouse
Wilson's Snipe

Thermal Features
Black Growler Steam Vent
Castle Geyser
Cliff Geyser
Ear Spring
Fountain Paint Pots
Sawmill Geyser
The Dragon's Mouth

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Did You Know?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.