Soda Butte Creek is the third largest tributary to the Lamar River and a popular destination of fisherman. It gets its name from a large, mound like extinct geyser that still belches hydrogen sulfide gas. The Northeast entrance highway follows along the creek for most of its way to the Lamar River. There are two types of water. One is small stream pocket water and the other is the slow to moderate meadow stream type of water. We had planned to fish the Lamar River but rain the night before made the Lamar River unfishable. As one guide put it, “It’s so muddy you can walk across it.” We thought we would continue up to the first meadow of the Soda Butte. A lot of other fishermen had the same idea. Not to be deterred, we drove up to the Trout Lake parking spot and crossed the road. After a short hike, we were standing beside the pocket water of the Soda Butte.