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Yellowstone Lake
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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A long spit of volcanic ash on the west shore of Yellowstone Lake

A long spit of volcanic ash on the west shore of Yellowstone Lake

Wind and currents have sculpted this graceful arc of light volcanic rock on the west shore of Yellowstone Lake.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: July 31, 2014
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Near Gull Point on the shore of beautiful Yellowstone Lake

Near Gull Point on the shore of beautiful Yellowstone Lake

Vast Yellowstone Lake is most commonly viewed from the road that follows its west shore.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: July 31, 2014
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The Yellowstone Lake Hotel

The Yellowstone Lake Hotel

The Yellowstone Lake Hotel dates from 1891. Though very grand, it makes no effort to coordinate with the natural landscape the way many western park lodges do.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: July 31, 2014
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Inside the grand old Yellowstone Lake Hotel

Inside the grand old Yellowstone Lake Hotel

The elegant lobby and dining areas at the Yellowstone Lake Lodge are the perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: July 31, 2014
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Lake Lodge on Yellowstone Lake

Lake Lodge on Yellowstone Lake

Part of Lake Lodge, now a gift shop, on the north shore of Yellowstone Lake.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: July 31, 2014
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Rustic Yellowstone Lake Lodge

Rustic Yellowstone Lake Lodge

Rustic Yellowstone Lake Lodge

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: June 30, 2000

The historic Lake Ranger Station on Yellowstone Lake

The historic Lake Ranger Station on Yellowstone Lake

The historic Lake Ranger Station on Yellowstone Lake

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: June 30, 2000

Fishing Bridge crosses the Yellowstone River where it exits Yellowstone Lake

Fishing Bridge crosses the Yellowstone River where it exits Yellowstone Lake

The Fishing Bridge stretch of the Yellowstone River is where Yellowstone Lake's cuththroat trout spawn, and at certain times of year one can see thousands of them from the bridge. Fishing has always been allowed in national parks (but not hunting) and for many years there would be a line of anglers standing shoulder to shoulder on this bridge, hauling them out. This had a predictable impact on the fish population and has been prohibited since 1973.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: July 31, 2014
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Yellowstone Lake's Bridge Bay

Yellowstone Lake's Bridge Bay

Bridge Bay on the west side of Yellowstone Lake.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: July 18, 2017

Pelican Creek marsh on Yellowstone Lake

Pelican Creek marsh on Yellowstone Lake

This marshland on the north shore of Yellowstone Lake is a favorite of birders.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: July 15, 2017

Lake Butte Overlook

Lake Butte Overlook

A short road climbs to the end of a ridge overlooking vast Yellowstone Lake. Fire-killed trees of various ages are commonplace everywhere in Yellowstone.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Date photographed: July 15, 2017

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