Shoshone Lake, Yellowstone National Park

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#46 of 66 in Nature in Yellowstone National Park
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Shoshone Lake is a U.S. backcountry lake with the area of 8,050 acres (33 km2; 13 sq mi) elevated at 7,795 feet (2,376 m) in the southwest section of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. It lies at the headwaters of the Lewis River a tributary of the Snake River. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes that Shoshone Lake is the largest backcountry lake in the lower 48 states that cannot be reached by a road.
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  • This is my favorite hike in Yellowstone! It is a fairly flat, easy hike with stunning views of a few meadows along the way to the lake. There are very few people who hike this (you might see 1-3... 
    This is my favorite hike in Yellowstone! It is a fairly flat, easy hike with stunning views of a few meadows along the way to the lake. There are very few people who hike this (you might see 1-3...  more »
  • Due to just having been diagnosed with a stress fracture, we were looking for easier hikes to do on this visit - our fourth time to the park. This trail is great for an easy hike and we enjoyed the... 
    Due to just having been diagnosed with a stress fracture, we were looking for easier hikes to do on this visit - our fourth time to the park. This trail is great for an easy hike and we enjoyed the...  more »
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  • Really nice lake
  • Really enjoyed it. Went with my scout troop, and had a lot of fun canoeing place to place. There is a little stream/pond behind moose creek beach campsite, and if you follow it the the end there are what i believe to be lava tubes, that you can canoe over. highly suggest it.

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