Lake Butte Overlook, Yellowstone National Park

A favorite sunset spot, Lake Butte Overlook offers sweeping views of Yellowstone Lake surrounded by geyser fields. The overlook is reachable via a road and is one of the rare easily accessible spots in the park from where you can see the Teton mountain range. In the summer, the area is speckled with wildflowers, while in the winter it seems even more isolated under a thick cover of snow. Keep an eye out for ruffed grouse and you may be awarded with a courtship display. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Yellowstone National Park holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lake Butte Overlook and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Just past the east side of the lake, the Lake Butte Overlook offers spectacular views of Yellowstone lake. Facilities are available, with a good size parking area. On a clear day, you can see the Gran...  more »
  • We came in from Cody through the East Entrance and our first view of Yellowstone and the lake was by driving up this side road, which we missed a couple of times but worth going back for. It's a beaut...  more »
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  • It was kinda windy when I went there, but the view is beautiful. Not much to do, just stop, take a couple of photos, let the view sink in and then move on.
  • Great spot to see far across the park. Bear claw marks on the trees!

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