Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park

4.7
#5 of 82 in Parks in Yellowstone National Park
Water Body · Nature / Park
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. Add Yellowstone Lake to your Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Yellowstone National Park journey maker tool.
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  • From east of the Fishing Bridge to Grant Village, there are numerous pullouts, side roads and trails to get great views of the lake. Our favorite was just in front of the Lake Lodge - an easy flat...  more »
  • Loved the wooden trail and all the little spots to stop and view one geyser or another. Labelled well. The lake is breathtaking. So different from other lakes! Really enjoyed our stop here.  more »
  • We visited Yellowstone National Park this past week and the Yellowstone Lake was very immense and beautiful.  more »
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  • What a beautiful lake!! The sunrise and sunset here are absolutely stunning.
  • Beautiful but cold lake. Was very cool to see.
  • There is nothing I could say that could better describe the beauty of this lake inside a beautiful park. Hard to miss if going through the park but make sure and stop.
  • Really big and beautiful lake. It’s still an iced lake when I was there, but I think it should be pure water now. You can see this lake from different angles. Now you might be able to take a boat through bridge bay. You can go to west thumb to see how geothermal landscapes merge with lake and it’s really awesome!
  • So beautiful.

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