Lamar River

Firehole River
Firegole River
Firehole River

The Lamar River has a drainage area of 668 mi2 (1730 km2) and is the largest tributary to the Yellowstone River inside Yellowstone National Park. The river is named after Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, the Secretary of the Interior under President Grover Cleveland from 1885 to 1888.


Originating in the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains, the Lamar River travels nearly 44 miles (70 km) from its headwaters to the confluence with the Yellowstone River near Tower Junction. Major tributaries include Cache Creek near its headwaters and Soda Butte Creek and Slough Creek closer to its mouth.


Fly Fishing The Lamar River in Yellowstone National Park - by Perfect Fly

Fly Fishing The Lamar River - by Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park

DIY Guide to Fly Fishing Lamar River in Yellowstone National Park - by DIY Fly Fishing

Lamar River - by Big Sky Fishing.com