Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park

#4 of 82 in Parks in Yellowstone National Park
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 »
  • It takes like 2 hours to drive just a part around Lake it's massive. You can get some good shots is wildlife. A lot of drivers so be careful when you park.
  • Yellowstone Lake was one of my favorite parts about Yellowstone National Park. It’s a huge lake, with very beautiful views. It reminded me of the California coast. There are lots of places to pull off along the coast with picnic tables. Some areas are thermal and you can see steam coming out on the shore.
  • 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)
  • One of the most gorgeous mountain lakes in the United States.
  • A beautiful, surprisingly large lake. Great place to put in a kayak and get away from the crowds.

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