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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?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.