Page 12 | Western Road Trip 2017

Yellowstone Lake

Yellowstone Lake is the largest lake in North America above 7,000 feet elevation.  It is 24 miles long and 10 miles wide. At it’s greatest depth it is 390 feet.  I’ve read that average water temperature is 41 degrees, but I don’t know what this means for summer water temperatures. The fact that swimming is not recommended suggests that it remains very cold!

Yellowstone Lake is at an elevation of 7,700.  The snow capped mountain in the distance is Mount Sheridan at 10,300 feet.

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