Yellowstone Lake

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

About Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Yellowstone Lake

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

  • 40.64% 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

92.93% 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

  • 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.

  • A Yellowstone hidden gem! Yellowstone lake is an awesome sight inside Yellowstone. It is one of the less traveled spots as well which is a plus at Yellowstone.

  • My wife and I took our first road trip to Yellowstone 8 years ago. Now I find myself driving back every couple years. My wife a European finds it to be a great place but one aspect she likes about it is the amount of people. Unlike other national parks with very few people visiting. Yellow stone does have a lot of visitors - something many of us dread but others prefer.

  • Awesome, most beautiful places. Worth the trip. Beyond words can explain it. Have to see it

  • Bone chilling beautiful blue water, tons of wildlife, geysers erupting at random around the lake, beautiful mineral deposits of intensely vivid and contrasting colors.. Such a beautiful and alive place, it's a must see.

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