Yellowstone Lake

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  • Address: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-3073447381
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Water Body, Family And Kids, Lake, Picnic Spot, Nature

Yellowstone Lake - Review

Spread across an area of around 132 square miles, the Yellowstone Lake is the largest waterbody in the Yellowstone National Park. Situated at 7,733 feet above sea level, the lake has 141 miles of beautiful shoreline. It is frozen half the year, from the months of December/January to May/ June. Hike around the lake, rent a motorboat and zoom across it, go kayaking or simply pack some snacks and have a picnic on its bank. 

Yellowstone Lake Information

  • Swimming in the lake is not recommended. The water is very cold.
  • While visiting in the summers, don’t forget to apply sun screen.
  • Only entry fees to the Yellowstone National Park apply.

How To reach Yellowstone Lake by Public Transport

  • The National Park has no bus or shuttle service. Travelling on your own vehicles or rented ones like RVs, Vans, Cars, Bicycles, Motorcycles and Mopeds is recommended. 

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TripHobo Highlights for Yellowstone Lake

  • Yellowstone Lake Address: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, United States
  • Yellowstone Lake Contact Number: +1-3073447381
  • Yellowstone Lake Timing: 24-hrs
  • Yellowstone Lake Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Yellowstone Lake(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Yellowstone Lake: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Yellowstone Lake

  • 95% of people who visit Yellowstone National Park include Yellowstone Lake in their plan

  • 40.23% of people start their Yellowstone Lake visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Yellowstone Lake

Monday, Wednesday and Sunday

92.88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Yellowstone Lake

People normally club together Hayden Valley and Mammoth Hot Springs while planning their visit to Yellowstone Lake.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park Reviews

  • It's a huge lake and is frozen during the winter season. It truly looks like glass early morning when the wind speed is virtually zero. Looks so unreal and is really huge. Some quick facts about this lake: Max. length: 20 mi (32 km) Max. width: 15 mi (24 km) Surface area: 136 sq mi (350 km2) Average depth: 139 ft (42 m) Max. depth: 390 ft (120 m) Shore length: 110 mi (180 km) Surface elevation: 7,732 ft (2,357 m)

  • Calm lake great for kayaking to see fumerals, thermal features, and local wildlife. Dock, gravel shore and dock all available.

  • A beautiful, surprisingly large lake. Great place to put in a kayak and get away from the crowds.

  • Large lake in Yellowstone park. Water can be quite choppy with high winds. Lots of wildlife to see around the lake. Very nice hotel located right on the lake with great views, restraunt, and deli. Gift shop for all your Yellowstone paraphernalia needs.

  • A huge lake with a great view. Last time when I went there it was raining. And right after the rain there were loads of bugs/mosquitoes around the lake. At times it was getting hard to just stand at the edge and enjoy the view. Otherwise it's a nice place to chill while you are on your way to Grand Teton from the north of the park and Lamar Valley.

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