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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  • Most people likely snap a few pictures of the beautiful lake or enjoy a scenic cruise. However, Yellowstone Lake has the largest population of wild cutthroat trout in the country so it may be more... 
    Most people likely snap a few pictures of the beautiful lake or enjoy a scenic cruise. However, Yellowstone Lake has the largest population of wild cutthroat trout in the country so it may be more...  more »
  • We took many walks on this lake and it was just so peaceful and so breathtaking. Each time was an amazing experience! We plan to kayak on the lake next time we come in 2022! 
    We took many walks on this lake and it was just so peaceful and so breathtaking. Each time was an amazing experience! We plan to kayak on the lake next time we come in 2022!  more »
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