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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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  • Yes it is ice cold in August but swim in the lake near the Bay Bridge Campground. The shoreline walk east of the campground has geologic features that confound the usual school presentation of "layers...  more »
  • If you're in the neighborhood overnight, this is a wonderful place to take a walk. It's a great more so plan your route well. You also have chance suddenly face to face with a bison so also there you should keep in mind. All in all though resplendent with the setting sun.
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  • Beautiful huge sprawling lake. Worth driving along and stopping to take pictures. Very impressive views.