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“Awed by the abundant wildlife in Yellowstone National Park”
Review of Yellowstone Lake

Yellowstone Lake
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Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake
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Yellowstone Lower Loop Full-Day Tour
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Owner description: Yellowstone National Park's largest lake.
Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stayed at Mammoth Hot Springs for 3 nights in a small but comfortable cabin and ate some good meals at the restaurant. Most of the employees have returned for their second, third or even fourth summer working at the Park and were enthusiastic and helpful. Yes, we did the obligatory trek to see Old Faithful which was the ONLY crowded place in the Park in early May. I would not want to experience Yellowstone during the crowded summer months. Early May was snowy then sunny off and on - but most definitely worth the chill. Some trails were still closed but there were hardly any people at most of the amazing land formations, fumaroles, lesser geysers, and in the Hayden and Lamar Valleys. The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone made for dramatic photos although the trail going 1000' down to the river was closed due to snow. For me, the BEST of Yellowstone is the abundant wildlife. The Park Service does a great job fostering conservation of all aspects of the Park. We drove through and stopped at several spots in Lamar Valley in the late afternoon and saw countless bison and several newborns with their orange-color wool, a grizzly mama with two large cubs (from a good distance!), black bear, pronghorn antelope, elk, deer, & sandhill cranes! It was breathtaking being able to observe them in their natural habitat. It would have taken more patience than we had so see any wolves in Hayden Valley, but we did hear of some sightings.

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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Yellowstone is absolutely beautiful! There are several picnic locations along the lake, too ... it's the most perfect, picturesque spot to stop for a break. Just beautiful!

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Reviewed May 26, 2014

Beautiful lake and fun to see frozen. Went up to Lake Butte and awesome views. Stayed at Yellowstone Lake Hotel & Cabins

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Reviewed May 22, 2014

Coming from the East gate as you approach the lake look to the right for bears in the meadows closer to the mountain area. We saw them at around 6-7pm. The lake is massive and we got many great shots with the snowy mountains in the background which I believe were the Tetons. Saw bears also from Fisher Bridge to Canyon near the river. Look for large lenses and scopes as that means bears are there.

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Reviewed May 19, 2014

It was amazing to see the lake frozen. One of the neatest things we saw was a river otter come out of a crack in the ice and try to run on the ice. He would use two legs and then slide on his belly like a seal. He went like this for 200 yards and then he went in a big opening in the river.

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