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Yellowstone Lake

Grand Loop Road, Between Fishing Bridge and Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
+1 307-344-7381
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Yellowstone National Park's largest lake.
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  • Average6%
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“lake trout” (13 reviews)
Grand Loop Road, Between Fishing Bridge and Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
+1 307-344-7381
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we were around the lake the weather was bad (cloudy and rainy), the lake is really big but it is nothing special. In addition, some trees in that area had been burned and a big tree had fallen causing a lot of traffic.

Thank TheNike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learned so much about this lake! Its a huge lake with hidden geysers in it and has only 2 kinds of fish! The cuthroat trout is native to yellowstone and the other trout kills them which is bad! Lots of history and great educational...More

Thank Christina R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the views of the lake and over the lake. The mountains in the background left a lasting impression on my wife and I.

Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had previously seen many lakes such As Jenny in Grand Tetons and so were a bit underwhelmed with not quite the same quality of backdrop for our photos, which we took few here

1  Thank Gerard P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yellowstone Lake is no ordinary lake, with its surrounding scenery and enormous, glittering waters. An extraordinary scene of beauty.

Thank carogeorge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Much larger than I expected! The drive around the lake is amazing. Frequent hot spots on the shore where vents from deep on the earth are visable. Many bison. Many Elk. Watch for wildlife!!!! Traffic is good. Watch for people slowing down to liik at...More

Thank jmdeering
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lake is some 18 miles wide and is a spectacular scene to see and has roads running close by so easily accessed.

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was still partially frozen last week, but what a lake! We enjoyed driving around it very much. Wish we could have enjoyed some time on it!

Thank Travelmoorenow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful lake surrounded by mountains. We saw a bear fishing off a sandbar. We also saw a lot of elk in the area. Don't speed. We got passed by an RV going 65 or so. They then had to slam on the brakes for elk...More

Thank heidi317
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't do anything but drive by the lake on a tour bus but we so wanted to get out and look at it some more. The glass surface of the lake reflects the snow capped mountains and creates an optical illusion that thrills the...More

Thank Vacationer2Maine
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Are water falls running in Sept. As good as in early june
12 November 2016|
Response from ShadowAce888 | Reviewed this property |
They do run in September even in October but nothing compared to early June
Wasif Z
Hi, need advice from someone who has visited Yellowstone National and knows the area over all really well. I am a 28 year old guy taking my parents currently in their 60s. Please advise sites which are friendly for elderly people since my parents won't be able to do hiking or walk too long on steep trails. These are the list of places I have chosen to visit with my parent since we will mostly driving around with our car: Please tell me if any of these spot requires too much walking or has steep trail? Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Artist Point Old Faithful West Thumb Geyser Basin Geysers - Mud Volcano Area Midway Geyser Basin Norris Geyser Basin Biscuit Basin Boiling River Firehole Canyon Drive Upper Geyser Basin Lower Yellowstone River Falls
11 July 2016|
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Response from Muthu R | Reviewed this property |
Avoid going on trails to Canyon falls the upper and lower falls, they are bit steep and not recommended for old people with heart and breathing issues. Artist point gives a good view of the lower falls from a distance... More