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Address: Grand Loop Road, Between Fishing Bridge and Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Phone Number: +1 307-344-7381
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Yellowstone National Park's largest lake.

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Swim in the lake!

Yes it is ice cold in August but swim in the lake near the Bay Bridge Campground. The shoreline walk east of the campground has geologic features that confound the usual school... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Harry B
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Livermore, California
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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it is ice cold in August but swim in the lake near the Bay Bridge Campground. The shoreline walk east of the campground has geologic features that confound the usual school presentation of "layers" ... worth a photo to prove that you are not crazy in describing them.

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North Oxford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful huge sprawling lake. Worth driving along and stopping to take pictures. Very impressive views.

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Delhi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lake is HUGE. Follow the road after Grant Village East, you can drive along the lake to another visitor center Lake is amazing. You cannot see the whole lake from one spot.

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Thank sorabh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the Lake Geyser Basin trail just after sunrise with fog hanging over the Lake, and geysers/springs bubbling away. Made for great pictures! We caught a great photo of a lone bison drinking at the edge of the Lake from Fisherman's Bridge.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't see the whole lake from one spot though we had a pretty good one. I took several panoramic photos well worth the stop.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lake was far larger than I expected. Very pretty. We saw this on our Globus National Park Tour. The lake had some boats with a few small islands. We saw some people fishing.

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Thank JohnandPam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Yellowstone and found ourselves on trails that went around the lake on several occasions. As the description says, this is the largest mountain lake west of the Mississippi and offers many spectacular views. I would advise finding trails along the rim of the lake and taking it all in. Specifically, we hit a trail close to sunset and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Sure, the rivers are important and scenic, but take a look at a map of Yellowstone National Park.. This lake has 110 miles of shoreline and covers 136 square miles. Its maximum length is 20 miles and maximum width is 15 miles. What can you say about an attraction that already has 800+ "excellent" reviews? It's a beautiful lake, viewed... More 

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Due to my miscalculation of how big the states are out west, we didn't have much time to see Yellowstone. We had to just drive the eastern side and get to Cody before dark. Everything we saw there was beautiful, pictures do it no justice, you just have to see it for yourself. I suggest the fall as I can't... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is a great (and huge) lake within the park. In spots it comes very close to the road and animals are frequently feeding on the banks.

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