Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Lake

Yellowstone Lake, located in the southeastern corner of the park, offers boating, canoeing, hiking, camping, biking, fishing and horseback riding.

Yellowstone Lake is North America's largest mountain lake. Over geological time it has drained into the Pacific Ocean, and the Arctic Ocean via Hudson Bay. It now drains into the Atlantic via the Gulf of Mexico. Trout generally inhabit the upper 60 feet because their foods rarely occur below that depth.

Regulations: Because of the increasing number of anglers in the park, more restrictive regulations have been adopted in Yellowstone. These restrictions include: season opening/closing dates, restrictive use of bait, catch-and-release only areas, and number/size limits according to species. A few places are closed to the public to protect threatened and endangered species, sensitive nesting birds, and to provide scenic viewing areas for visitors seeking undisturbed wildlife.


From East Entrance: Travel approximately 27 miles to reach the north shore of Lake Yellowstone.

From South Entrance: Travel approximately 22 miles to reach the south end of Lake Yellowstone.