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Yellowstone Lake

Grand Loop Road, Between Fishing Bridge and Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
307-344-7381
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Yellowstone National Park Small-Group Wildlife...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing, Driving, Viewing wildlife, Kayaking
Owner description: Yellowstone National Park's largest lake.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing, Driving, Viewing wildlife, Kayaking
Owner description: Yellowstone National Park's largest lake.
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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.

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Eden, Utah
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Many people stop at West Thumb and Fishing Bridge and just drive along the edge of the lake. It is worth a much longer stay than that. It is a great place for fishing - either from the shore or a boat. There are commercial boat tours available. The Lake Hotel is a must stop. The road used to pass... More 

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Felton, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

To be honest, when researching our trip to Yellowstone, most of the books kind of gloss over Yellowstone Lake. Since we making the loop, we decided to stop and see what was there. First off, we spotted their "local" coyote, leaping and frolicking in the grass. He was beautiful (compared to our California coyotes), full and covered in silver tipped... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

At the foot of the Lake Yellowstone Lodge, this lake offers spectacular sights with steam rising from the lake in early morning. Too bad the only way to circle the lake is by hiking the trail around it.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Loads and loads of elk come out around dusk. They get close to you, mommas and babies. One of the coolest experiences I had at Yellowstone.

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Layton, Utah
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193 reviews 193 reviews
72 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We enjoyed looking at this vast, peaceful lake, but there really wasn't much else to do. We visited in October, and maybe in the summer there are more activities, but what we saw was a large lake with a hotel that was boarded up for the winter. There wasn't even a place open to use a restroom. Of all the... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We went down to the lake, and planned to spend quite a while there, but the "sand" was a handful of pebbles, and the water was ice cold even in August. Isn't worth your time.

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Farr West, Utah, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The water was too cold for swimming when we were there, but the kids waded out in the water and there were some amazing views.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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424 reviews 424 reviews
215 attraction reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My wife and I took our time looking at this magnificent lake. We were here in early September, a good time to visit. I noticed some of the reviewers from later in the year wish they had come here before October.

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