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

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Grand Loop Road, Between Fishing Bridge and Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Phone Number: 307-344-7381
Website
Improve this listing
Description:

Yellowstone National Park's largest lake.

Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$175*
and up
Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake
More Info
$275*
and up
Full-Day Yellowstone Wildlife Safari Tour From Jackson Hole
More Info
$47*
and up
Yellowstone Lower Loop Self Guided Driving Tour from Jackson Hole

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,055 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 745
    Excellent
  • 238
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Beautiful, huge!

We were here in the fall so did not use the lake. It is beautiful to walk along or even just drive by. It seems to go on and on!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Beverly J
,
Indianapolis, Indiana
Add Photo Write a Review

1,055 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
49 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were here in the fall so did not use the lake. It is beautiful to walk along or even just drive by. It seems to go on and on!

Helpful?
Thank Beverly J
Redmond, Washington
Level Contributor
15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to see the sunset! My dad and I woke up at 3:00 and saw layers of red, orange, and yellow flash across the sky! You should wake up early, because the sunset disappears in 10 minutes

Helpful?
Thank Travel_Agent525
Jackson, Wyoming
Level Contributor
381 reviews
213 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much more to say about this lake than that it is large! Tahoe is larger, but not so high. It has a road about it! Most of this lake is not seen by visitors. It is vast and mysterious and mercurial. Modern park resources estimate its greatest depth at 410 feet. Jackson Lake is deeper! It's all... More 

Helpful?
Thank jesse o
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lake was beautiful! It was so peaceful and still! It is a pretty asset to the park! I loved looking at it during our visit! It made a wonderful backdrop for pictures!

Helpful?
Thank Katlyn T
Apple Valley, California
Level Contributor
49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great and relaxing experience. We stayed at Lake Yellowstone Hotel. What a fantastic hotel right on the lake. You can take excursions on the lake from the hotel.

Helpful?
Thank bobwoolley
Broken Arrow
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at the Lake Hotel and it was like staying in a seaside hotel. sitting out on the little dock/overlook area is like visiting the ocean. very beautiful

Helpful?
Thank Micheal L
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
197 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A stay in Yellowstone should include an overnight at one of the hotels/lodged on Yellowstone Lake. The cabins at Lake Yellowstone Hotel are rustic but comfortable, but having dinner in the dining room overlooking the lake is something everyone should experience. Don't miss it.

Helpful?
Thank Tubaman77-CTC
Atlanta
Level Contributor
332 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We were here off season, so the hotel was closed, looked kind of eerie, but there was not another soul insight so we could enjoy the lake all to ourselves.

Helpful?
Thank Merrigypsy
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Hung at the lake a while playing in the sand. My girls also enjoyed it. A great memory about visiting Yellowstone National Park.

Helpful?
Thank Juliet_HD2014
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
189 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Well worth the journey to drive around this huge lake. It is stunning. Quiet and peaceful with very little tourists on route. The weather was not brilliant but that added to the experience. Saw beavers on the bank side too!¬!

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer W

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

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Yellowstone Lake and other visitors
2 questions
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?