Inside America's first national park, Yellowstone Lake is nestled 2,357 m (7,732 ft) above sea level. The 350 sq km (136 sq mi) lake features geysers, hot springs, and underwater canyons. The spot has been known for trout fishing since its discovery. Research shows the greatest known depth of the lake is 120 m (390 ft). In contrast to the lake's six months of frozenness, the hottest spot ever recorded was 122 C (252 F). Watch for wildlife, and take advantage of hiking and camping opportunities near the lake. Add Yellowstone Lake to your Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Yellowstone National Park journey maker tool .
Yellowstone Lake Tours
Full-Day Yellowstone Wildlife Safari Tour From Jackson Hole BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $305
Duration: 12 hours
Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $175
Duration: 6 hours
Yellowstone Guided Day Tour From Jackson Hole BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $1,349
Duration: 11 hours
Yellowstone Lake Reviews
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. more »
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 a... more »
It takes like 2 hours to drive just a part around Lake it's massive. You can get some good shots is wildlife. A lot of drivers so be careful when you park.
Yellowstone Lake was one of my favorite parts about Yellowstone National Park. It’s a huge lake, with very beautiful views. It reminded me of the California coast. There are lots of places to pull off along the coast with picnic tables. Some areas are thermal and you can see steam coming out on the shore.
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