Lewis Lake, Yellowstone National Park Fishing, Camping, Boating

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Lewis Lake

Located just south of Shoshone Lake, Lewis Lake is in the southern end of the park. It is also the park's third largest lake.

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What can I see and do at Lewis Lake?

  • Fishing: While Lewis Lake was at one point fish-less (do to the 30 foot obstacle that is Lewis Falls), today anglers can find non-native species like brown, brook, and lake trout. The best fishing is near the outlet at the southern end of the lake.
  • Camping: The Lewis Lake Campground is located very close to the lake's edge. Open during the summer months only, this campground is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Kayaking: Bring your own kayak and canoe and explore the shallow waters of the lake's edge. For something more exciting, head up Lewis River from Lewis Lake towards Shoshone Lake. You can only go up so far before the current becomes too strong to paddle against.
  • Boating: While rentals are not available at Lewis Lake, motorized boats are allowed on the lake.

Where is Lewis Lake?

Lewis Lake is located toward the southern edge of Yellowstone National Park. It is easily accessed from the South Entrance Road and is roughly half way between the South Entrance and Grant Village.

When is Lewis Lake accessible?

Lewis Lake is easily accessed in the late spring, summer, and fall.

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