Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park

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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 .
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  • Yellowstone Lake is HUGE! You can not imagine the size of this lake! There are breath taking views from the lake!  more »
  • It appears to be a large very beautiful lake. Its primary uniqueness is the fact that on the bottom there is at least one geyser. Trouble is, you'll need scuba gear to see it/them, and I doubt the par...  more »
  • We stayed at the Yellowstone cabins and spent some time down by the lake. The views were incredible and it's definitely worth a stop if you are passing through.  more »
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  • 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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