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 .
Tours to Yellowstone Lake
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $269
Duration: 12 hours
Yellowstone Lower Loop Full-Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $260
Duration: 10 hours
Yellowstone Lake Reviews
We wanted to drive around and take a look at the lake. I would recommend it. Drive through Hayden valley to get there to enjoy the wildlife then take in the beautiful views offered as you drive around... more »
We stayed at grant village for 1 night. Not really sure what you are able to do on this lake as I didn’t see anything or anyone in the lake but it’s huge and beautiful to look at. Grant Village lodge,... more »
There is nothing I could say that could better describe the beauty of this lake inside a beautiful park. Hard to miss if going through the park but make sure and stop.
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.
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