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Yellowstone Lake

Grand Loop Road, Between Fishing Bridge and Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
+1 307-344-7381
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Yellowstone National Park's largest lake.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Grand Loop Road, Between Fishing Bridge and Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
+1 307-344-7381
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Reviewed September 12, 2015

The boat takes you out and around a limited area but the crew is very enlightening and that is where the fun begins. You get a good history and also see sights from the water. Relaxing time.

1  Thank Tom W
Reviewed September 10, 2015

We went to a lake shore and relaxed there. Nice warm weather welcomed us. We walked along the beach. Serene and safe to wander.

Thank busybeedinesh
Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Lake Lodge Cabins and were able to take a very short walk down to the lake. The view at sunset was absolutely stunning! Colored rock formations, grass in the forefront, and clear skies created a real sense of wonder and calm....More

Thank PAandAZ
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Yellowstone lake is the largest high altitude lake in the country. About 20 long by 14 miles wide. It's a very cold lake as lake's go . . . avg about 56 degrees in the summer. So, you won't see many of the activities going...More

1  Thank 5p0rtyDogs
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Fantastic views of the lake. We picnicked here on our way down to the Teton's. The area had some great dining and gift shops, and was not at all crowded. Great place to spend a day!

Thank we4farm
Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

While the drive is relaxing and the views are great it is not the most beautiful lake in the area. A nice change from the mud pits and geysers. Lots of places to stop for easy access photo opportunities. Worth the time to visit.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed September 8, 2015

We drove along the shore of this lake while touring Yellowstone. The lake was quite peaceful and good for photos. There are spots along the lake that have quite a few hot springs bubbling.

Thank Leo F
Reviewed September 8, 2015

Yellowstone lake is a good place just to sit, relax and enjoy the view of the Tetons on the other side of the lake. Water is clear with lots of fish by the dock, canoes are rented. The breeze that comes off the lake in...More

Thank SuwaneeFl
Reviewed September 7, 2015

Absolutely beautiful. So many beautiful views throughout the drive. Many great photo opportunities. Different trails take you to the lake. Many great fishing spots, as well.

Thank caribbeantraveler91
Reviewed September 6, 2015

Many viewing opportunities with pull outs and trails. We stayed at the Grant Village Lodge and the Yellowstone Lake cabins. Not the best food or lodging at either site.

Thank lucindarw
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Alexander B
August 22, 2017|
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Response from Kerry G | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe you can get to the lake in the winter. Many of the roads and most of the facilities are closed in the winter. The lake is in the lower East side of the park and the main open area is in the North West... More
November 12, 2016|
Response from ShadowAce888 | Reviewed this property |
They do run in September even in October but nothing compared to early June