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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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  • We visited in May, and the lake was still frozen, so if this area of the park is high on your agenda, July might be a better time of the year to visit. 
  • The Yellowstone Lake is a beautiful Lake in great landscape. He offers some peace between all the geysers etc, but that makes him then unfortunately too little spectacular
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  • We crossed the park from the west to the east and than you pass this lake. It is very big and sometimes there are geysers close to this lake. When we were there it was cold and very windy.