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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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  • I enjoy Yellowstone Park every time I come here. We did some boating,some hiking and got to experience the first snow storm of the year. Truly a gem of the World park system, that happens to be in Ame...  more »
  • The lake is very large and riding around the lake with stops along the way is a must do. Definitely consider a picnic lunch lake side. In the Autumn, we did a sunset kayak trip and even in our parkas,...  more »
  • Amazing place!!! We drove from the Badlands in South Dakota all the way and it's probably one of the best road trips we've ever done. The views and all he national parks you drive through are incredib...  more »