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Gull Point on Yellowstone Lake

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone, Wyoming

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Gull Point on Yellowstone Lake

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  • Yellowstone Lake from Gull Point.- Gull Point on Yellowstone Lake
  • Close-up of Stevenson Island and the Absaroka Range over Yellowstone Lake.- Gull Point on Yellowstone Lake
  • Marshy area nestled in the trees.- Gull Point on Yellowstone Lake
  • Dark stone and sand beach.- Gull Point on Yellowstone Lake
  • Close-up of the beach composition.- Gull Point on Yellowstone Lake
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Pros: 
Accessible. Not crowded. Great view.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Yellowstone, WY
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
No
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Yellowstone Lake is the largest lake in Yellowstone National Park, and at 7,732 feet of elevation, it is also the largest lake in North America over 7,000 feet. The lake itself has over 110 miles of shoreline and many scenic places to stop and take in the park.

One of the finest places to stop along the shore is Gull Point, which offers a short walk (less than a half mile) along the beach and through some old-growth forest. There is also a day use area for picnics and restrooms. The unique rocky shores of the lake were deposited by the glacial till from the most recent glacial retreat 13,000 years ago. The mixtures of grain types can prevent water percolation and is the source of some of the marshy areas around the lake, including the small marsh at Gull Point.

Views from Gull Point reach across the lake to Stevenson Island and the Absaroka Range on the far side of Yellowstone Lake. Several peaks exceeding 10,000 feet can be seen from here, including Mount Stevenson, Top Notch Peak, Hoyt Peak, Avalanche Peak, Silvertip Peak and more.

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