Yellowstone Lake is beautiful from every stop and is the highest elevation lake with many thermal features. There are areas to park along the shore and picnic or swim.
We decided that we had to take advantage of the marina and a guided fishing boat. We booked the trip through Xanterra and each purchased a fishing license at the Lake General Store the day before our trip. The cost of the trip was for the entire boat (a Grady White!) and the staff carefully followed Covid-19 protocols. A ranger took our temperature when we arrived and face masks were required for the 2-hour charter.
Our guide was excellent. He told stories, showed us areas of the lake, and had the equipment ready and in excellent shape. He took us to the far side of the lake where we trolled for trout. We were thrilled to catch two cutthroat trout and take pictures with them before carefully returning them to the water. They are the most widespread native trout in the park and are important because they are a source of food for birds, bears, otters, and mink. Expect to catch and release if you are lucky enough to catch one!
Reserve a fishing boat and truly experience being on Yellowstone Lake. Melaney68, Trip Advisor