United States YL Steamboat Point to Lake Butte

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Lewis Kemper

About This Spot

Yellowstone Lake is the largest, high altitude lake (above 7,000) in North America. The lake is approximately 20 miles (32.2 km) long by 14 miles (22.5 km) wide. It has 141 miles (227 km) of shoreline of which only approximately 28 miles is accessible by car. Typically the lake freezes over in late December and thaws in late May or early June. There are many locations to view Yellowstone Lake of which this is just one. Take the time to explore the lake from several locations and at different times of day.

There are not many places where wildflowers grow right along Yellowstone Lake making this viewpoint unique. On the opposite side of the East Entrance Road is a hillside that was burnt in recent wildfires. This hillside sports a good growth of flowers as well.

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