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“lake trout”(20 reviews)
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Yellowstone National Park's largest lake.
Grand Loop Road, Between Fishing Bridge and Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
+1 307-344-7381
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

This is a good sized body of water and I enjoyed seeing it come into view as we came in from the East entrance. This way you get a great view from higher altitude as you come down to lake level.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alanvoetsch
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Yellowstone Lake is a large lake with fishing and water sports available. There are several hotels on the lake, from very modest luxurious. There are actual thermal features on one end of lake which are worth seeing.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Staying at the cabins gave us an opportunity to walk everywhere and run into bison and elk when we least expected it. The cabins were modest, but the lodge felt like coming home each night. Thank you to the staff as they were closing for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank outsteppin
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This lake is huge! We got wonderful pictures of the sunset and sunrise. We also went out at night to see the stars. They were beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PTOGreer
Reviewed October 13, 2018

This huge lake in the southern part of Yellowstone National Park is beautiful. It has 110 miles of shoreline with scenic views all along its shore.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

Yellowstone Lake is the largest body of water in Yellowstone National Park. It covers 136 square miles with 110 miles of shoreline. It has an average depth of 139 feet with the greatest depth of 390 feet. It is the largest freshwater above 7,000 feet...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed October 12, 2018

History buffs will love the narration and information shared by the boat captain and Park Ranger on this hour long tour of Yellowstone Lake. Learn how Lake Yellowstone Lodge was reached by boat by most early visitors when covered wagon tours were the mode of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lm4125
Reviewed October 10, 2018

We drove around the western coast on our drive around the loop. I knew we would be passing it but was not prepared for such an expanse of water (on a volcano!). We stopped a few times just to admire (it was a sunny day)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nsander219
Reviewed October 8, 2018

I have only had the experience of driving along the lake and enjoying the beauty and serenity of its sparkling waters in October. The drive is very relaxing and has many picturesque photo opportunities of the lake and wildlife. A very memorable experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kasee B
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Magnificent huge lake. I wish I brought my inflatable kayak to check the hidden gems of this lake. Just beautiful, nothing more can be said.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Debbie P
October 2, 2017|
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Response from RatingsfromMe | Reviewed this property |
I did not stay there, however, I would contact the hotel and ask them, try searching Yellowstone hotels here on trip advisor to get connected. I stayed at Grant Village and was able have the staff at the Lodge at Old... More
Alexander B
August 22, 2017|
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Response from Jayant K | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, it may be difficult to get there, but if you can (and tough it out), I suspect it would be really beautiful. No waterfalls, I imagine.
November 12, 2016|
Response from shadowace888 | Reviewed this property |
They do run in September even in October but nothing compared to early June