We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yellowstone Lake

Address: Grand Loop Road, Between Fishing Bridge and Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Phone Number: 307-344-7381
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
$1,450*
and up
4-Day Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks...
93%
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, Driving, Viewing wildlife, Kayaking
Owner description: Yellowstone National Park's largest lake.
Attraction details
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, Driving, Viewing wildlife, Kayaking
Owner description: Yellowstone National Park's largest lake.
Write a Review

772 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    556
    164
    45
    7
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Seminole, Florida
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
43 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Even though it rained on us, this was a pretty spot in the park! We ate right next to the lake and had a nice view. You can rent kayaks & tool around the lake if you want, too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Troy, New York
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite spots in Yellowstone and an absolute must see! The lake is massive- and looks like a small sea. The water is absolutely freezing. Great for a walk around the shoreline our picnic on the beach.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

What a place magic views mountains rivers and the wild life. Loads of trails to walk camping etc . If you like the outdoors this is the place. Cant wait to go back

Was this review helpful? Yes
Frederick, Maryland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wonderful vistas, great people, lots of wildlife. Highly recommend! If you have never been to this area pays to have tour guide to point out areas of interest.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Advance, North Carolina
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Saw a few birds and wildlife. Really pretty lake tour and a cool way to see the park from a far different view.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Keyser, West Virginia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Walking and driving through Yellowstone you feel like you are in another world because the Geyser's and water pools are like something you never thought you would see in person. But then to walk around the lake and see the pools of bubbling water with the white snow cap mountains in the background is unreal.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bratislava, Slovakia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
40 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Yellowstone lake is massive. We drove past it a few times while staying in Yellowstone. About a mile from the lake we spotted a grizzly bear in the woods next to the road. Keep an eye out for them. They really could be anywhere at anytime. It was the highlight of our trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Enormous lake, plenty of places to stop for photos. Some buffalo and elk and lots of traffic. Worth looking for the smaller car parks and pull ins for some quiet time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salisbury, North Carolina
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Unfortunately, a section of Craig Pass was closed for construction while we visited, so it didn't make much sense for us to travel between Fishing Bridge and West Thumb or we'd have to retrace our route. This is a 21 mile stretch that follows the lake shore. However we traveled Sylvan Pass from the East entrance to Fishing Bridge several... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We have been to Yellowstone Park at least five times. On all of our trips we stayed at Grant Village waiting to see the buffalo at our front door having breakfast. We were very lucky to have visited before the "fire." Our Forest Service made a huge mistake when they did not fight the fire sooner.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Yellowstone Lake also viewed

Yellowstone National Park, WY
 
Yellowstone National Park, WY
Yellowstone National Park, WY
 

Been to Yellowstone Lake? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Yellowstone Lake and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Yellowstone Lake staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?