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  Blue Star Spring
Feature Type: Hot Spring
Geyser/Spring Type: Fountain geyser

Basin
Upper Geyser Basin
Complex
Old Faithfull Group

Blue Star is a pretty Blue Pool that is usually near to boiling temperature. Because it is so close to Old Faithful it is very easy to see. Thus, not only is it popular but it has also been the subject of abuse as tourists throw trash into the pool. While it usually does not erupt it has had 1-2 foot eruptions in 1925, 1926, 1997 and 2002.

What to look for:
Please report activity to the Old Faithful Visitor Center.







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A Bison Skull in Blue Star Spring. This unfortunate juvenile fell into the Blue Star during the Winter of 1996-97. He was quickly killed by the hot water. For a period after this incident, the pool smelled like beef soup.
This picture is from The Jason Project.
  



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