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Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park

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Inside America's first national park, Yellowstone Lake is nestled 2,357 m (7,732 ft) above sea level. The 350 sq km (136 sq mi) lake features geysers, hot springs, and underwater canyons. The spot has been known for trout fishing since its discovery. Research shows the greatest known depth of the lake is 120 m (390 ft). In contrast to the lake's six months of frozenness, the hottest spot ever recorded was 122 C (252 F). Watch for wildlife, and take advantage of hiking and camping opportunities near the lake. Use our Yellowstone National Park vacation planner to visit Yellowstone Lake on your trip to Yellowstone National Park, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • What an incredible sight. There is so much wildlife that rely on this beautiful body of water. Take your time, and enjoy a stop as you pass this lake. This is a real gem.  more »
  • The best thing about the lake is the scenery on the other side. Well worth a short stop to have a picknick lunch, take some pictures or just relax. There any many places to stop on the shore and they ...  more »
  • We drove from Falls to West Thumb.The lake is quite big, but unless fishing or stopping for watching birds or animals, lake side road is not a scenic and feel boring. West Thumb is busy spot with Geys...  more »