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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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USD 175.00*
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Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake
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USD 260.00*
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Yellowstone Lower Loop Full-Day Tour
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USD 56.95*
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Self-Guided Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour from Gardiner
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Yellowstone National Park's largest lake.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 5 August 2015

I love visiting Lake Yellowstone. It has some of the most breathtaking views in the park. It is peaceful, serene and majestic. Please don't pass up the opportunity to visit the lake while in the park.

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Yellowstone Lake on our first night in Yellowstone National Park. The lake was tranquil, looking across to the mountains on the other side reflecting back on the lake, simply glorious.

Thank DGandS
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Every few years we try to get to Yellowstone Nat'l for a visit because we have such awe and respect for its grandeur. On our first trip there, we attempted to take a short cut crossing thru Big Horn mts, virtually ignoring the well trod...More

1  Thank camnowik98
Reviewed 31 July 2015

A beautiful crystal blue lake surrounded by mountains, very serene. The road runs along the lake from the West Thumb area to Sedge Bay for beautiful views and nice picnic areas. The view of the lake from the West Thumb Geyser Basin is beautiful in...More

Thank Lorraine S
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Boating and fishing requires a permit, easily obtained. The average depth is around 140' with the deepest point about 470 feet. This large lake has miles of beautiful shore line. The Lake Yellowstone Hotel Dining Room has many lakefront tables and we were provided a...More

Thank 564BobM564
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We went in May when there was still a lot of snow on the mountains and the scenery is spectacular. Saw bears and bison but no wolves although did speak to a man who said he saw a pack of wolves eating a dead bison...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 30 July 2015

It was very pretty. Didn't see much activity on the water and it was a very warm day. It was something I always wanted to see. We took the lower loop from the east entrance around

Thank traumaERrn
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Very beautiful lake. A lot bigger than I expected. Reminded us a lot of Lake Tahoe. We stayed at the hotel near the Lake. It is really convenient to the Grand Loop. The routes in the park on well marked and they give you a...More

Reviewed 29 July 2015

This is one of the largest lakes I've ever seen. Our first glimpse of the lake was at night with the full moon reflecting. Absolutely beautiful!

Thank Denise P
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Hardly any boaters on this lake. Created from the last volcanic eruption, there are several thermal sites along the way, and some are out in the water! Others flow into the waters of the lake creating a magical marvel.

Thank 636jeff
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Are water falls running in Sept. As good as in early june
13 November 2016|
Response from ShadowAce888 | Reviewed this property |
They do run in September even in October but nothing compared to early June
Wasif Z
Hi, need advice from someone who has visited Yellowstone National and knows the area over all really well. I am a 28 year old guy taking my parents currently in their 60s. Please advise sites which are friendly for elderly people since my parents won't be able to do hiking or walk too long on steep trails. These are the list of places I have chosen to visit with my parent since we will mostly driving around with our car: Please tell me if any of these spot requires too much walking or has steep trail? Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Artist Point Old Faithful West Thumb Geyser Basin Geysers - Mud Volcano Area Midway Geyser Basin Norris Geyser Basin Biscuit Basin Boiling River Firehole Canyon Drive Upper Geyser Basin Lower Yellowstone River Falls
12 July 2016|
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Response from Muthu R | Reviewed this property |
Avoid going on trails to Canyon falls the upper and lower falls, they are bit steep and not recommended for old people with heart and breathing issues. Artist point gives a good view of the lower falls from a distance... More