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Address: Grand Loop Road, Between Fishing Bridge and Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Phone Number: 307-344-7381
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Activities: Kayaking, Viewing wildlife, Driving, Fishing
Description: Yellowstone National Park's largest lake.
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Unfortunately, we were on our way out of the park and exhausted by the time we passed Yellowstone Lake. But what we saw of it near sunset was absolutely beautiful!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, we were on our way out of the park and exhausted by the time we passed Yellowstone Lake. But what we saw of it near sunset was absolutely beautiful!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This lake is almost like a sea and it is great for pictures. The day we went the visibility was not the best due to the wind bringing the smoke produced by the fires in other states, but what we saw was a big and beautiful lake surrounded by vegetation. Do not be surprise to see animals like bisons close... More 

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Rochester, Mn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Yellowstone Lake is beautiful. There are plenty of places to stop and enjoy the scenery. It does take a while to drive around it, so you'll want to allow plenty of time.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The lake itself is beautiful, but compared with Yellowstone's other attractions and the lakes in Grand Teton (Jackson and Jenny lake), I don't see a reason to stop for this lake.

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Billings, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Do the boat tour. 50 bucks for a family of 5. Cheap and enjoyable. Great tour with a better tour guide. We learned a lot about the lake, history of the park and all the hanky panky of the past history. Got some awesome picture on the lake. Even got to see a steam ship wreck. We had a blast.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful lake and so large. Its seems you drive for hours and you work your way around the lake. Did not take a boat ride, but I am sure it was out of this world.

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The lake is huge and beautiful. My wife and I got great pictures of the Lake and surrounding scenery. We saw people kayaking in it and that looked fun.

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Yorkville, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

There are some nice views of the lake as you drive around but I would say it's just average. You can't miss it if you're driving around the park.

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Fremont, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Didn't find much to play or sightseeing. Don't understand why people ever visit here. Visit this place just because it's in the middle of the loop and have no other lodging place to stay inside the park.

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Boyds, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

We did a guided fishing tour and had a great time. Our guide was professional, knew where the fish were, and made the 4 hours fly by. We caught 5 large lake trout with no bait and had more fish fillets than we could eat. We ended up giving some away to people camping near us. The lake is huge!

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