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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lake trout” (17 reviews)
“fishing bridge” (50 reviews)
Grand Loop Road, Between Fishing Bridge and Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
+1 307-344-7381
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Much of the drive through Yellowstone takes you around this large lake. For the most part we focused on the geyser areas, but on our way back home, we stopped to have a picnic dinner at Mary Bay and enjoyed the view - the lake...More

Thank Lisamarie1138
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yea, it is a lake like more others you have see, but what stood out to us was the beautiful deep blue color of this very large lake at such a high elevation. It was very quiet and peaceful up there, so we stopped to...More

Thank Glen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very big lake with a lot of water arms. In the foggy morning you can see the colourful mountains merging into the water. To have a complete view over the lake, climb onto Avalanche Peak.

Thank Jens F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Lake Yellowstone is a must. We had visited the river for hours and we wanted to inspect its source. The lake was impressive in size but modest in depth. It was a snowy day so the view was limited from the marina.

Thank taarhaug
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Yellowstone lake is fun to see and drive around. Seeing the exhibition of what is going on at the bottom of the lake is very interesting also.

Thank Carla B
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I don't know what I missed in school or 50 years of life but I don't remember ever learning about the lake in Yellowstone. It is beautiful. It was a nice surprise.

Thank bbqkeith48
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The expanse of this lake is terrific, picture opportunities here and throughout the park are just awesome take your time soak it in.

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This lake is stunning and the views across to the mountain ranges with the hot springs at the edges are so scenic. We entered via the east gate so this was one of our first views and hat a great start it made to our...More

1  Thank disneytastic31
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Although a pretty site, not necessarily a must see. Very large body of water with some good walking trails.

Thank TBreez
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

10.6.17 Breathtaking lake especially on this day with fall colors now in full bloom. Takes a whole day to drive around the whole lake to see everything. the Doctor hit me with some LOVE ❤️ and a helpful VOTE!

1  Thank DoctorVonCueBall
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Debbie P
2 October 2017|
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Response from RatingsfromMe | Reviewed this property |
I did not stay there, however, I would contact the hotel and ask them, try searching Yellowstone hotels here on trip advisor to get connected. I stayed at Grant Village and was able have the staff at the Lodge at Old... More
Alexander B
22 August 2017|
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Response from Jayant K | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, it may be difficult to get there, but if you can (and tough it out), I suspect it would be really beautiful. No waterfalls, I imagine.
13 November 2016|
Response from ShadowAce888 | Reviewed this property |
They do run in September even in October but nothing compared to early June