Old Faithful Geyser Streaming Webcam

The next prediction will be made when the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center reopens December 15, 2016.

Old Faithful, named by members of the 1870 Washburn Expedition, was once called “Eternity’s Timepiece” because of the regularity of its eruptions. Despite the myth, this geyser has never erupted at exact hourly intervals, nor is it the largest or most regular geyser in Yellowstone National Park. It does, however, erupt more frequently than any other of the large geysers. This webcam also showcases the Upper Geyser Basin, one of the most unique and dynamic places on earth. With about 300 active geysers, this area has the largest concentration of geysers in the world.

Between November 7 and November 17, 2016, scientists will place sensors in the Old Faithful Geyser area to develop images of the area below the surface. Researchers may walk along boardwalks, trails, and in some off-trail areas during this time when the park roads are closed to the public. The sensors may also be visible. This research is a continuation of the Seismic Monitoring Study in 2015.

The US Geological Survey also begins a new study on November 7, 2016. The study will provide an unprecedented regional view of the earth’s crust beneath Yellowstone National Park and will begin with a helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic survey. The flights may be visible from the webcams for the next two to four weeks.

Visit our webcam page for more live views of Yellowstone National Park.

Download the free NPS Yellowstone Geyser App from the App Store or Google Play.

Eyes on Yellowstone
made possible by Canon U.S.A., Inc.,
through a generous grant to Yellowstone Forever.