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Yellowstone Lake

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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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Yellowstone National Park's largest lake.

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Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake
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Yellowstone Lower Loop Full-Day Tour

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Not my favorite area of yellowstone.

Yellowstone Lake was grand and it was one thing I didn't expect in Yellowstone. The lake is beautiful but it was my least favorite place in Yellowstone if I had to rate in that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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United States
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yellowstone Lake was grand and it was one thing I didn't expect in Yellowstone. The lake is beautiful but it was my least favorite place in Yellowstone if I had to rate in that order.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very relaxing and picnic areas are set up with bathrooms too. While driving along the lake we saw the back sides of about 4 young moose going down to the lake. Very relaxing area

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Belton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We weren't there long enough to really get to enjoy the Lake.....just drove around it....but it was a beautiful and scenic drive!

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove partially around this lake on our recent trip and saw the Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Lodge. There are many photo op locations. There is also a general store close to the lake, and travelers can take a boat cruise on the lake even though we did not have time to do this. I recommend viewing this lake because... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yellowstone Lake is beautiful and huge. I don't remember it from my previous visit (but I was very young). The scenery and the water were just beautiful. A must see!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can't miss the lake. Be prepared to stop along the many pull-outs along the southwest shores. Hit the village for lunch.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Kayaking on Yellowstone Lake Is great if you hit it in the morning. It gets very windy later in the morning and into the afternoon. you can paddle about 2 miles to see some geothermal features and get very close to seeing them from a different point of view.

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Hercules, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This lake is in the lower loop of Yellowstone Park and is gorgeous! If you have the time, there is a marina where you can rent a boat. That would be the perfect way to explore it. I found a spot called Anglers Point. There is a natural breakaway that you can walk on . The lake is rough on... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a cooler and windy day when we arrived in Yellowstone. The lake had some white caps which made it look even larger and more beautiful. Interesting color to the lake as well. Very very blue. Stop at the pull outs and take some lovely pictures!

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gorgeous place. I didn't realize how big it was. We drove out towards Cody a little ways to enjoy the scenery. The drive is right along the waters edge and with the wind it even reminded us of the ocean. We are from Rhode Island. We also did the pelican creek trail which was nice. Don't forget to... More 

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