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Inside Yellowstone - Lake Area

 

 
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Natural Highlights of the Lake Area
http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/nlake.htm

Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/lakefaq.htm

Two video lectures on hydrothermal vents and spires on the lake bottom by:
Lisa Morgan (USGS) and Paul Doss, former park geologist
http://www.nps.gov/yell/naturescience/sciencetalks.htm

Map of the Lake Area
http://www.nps.gov/features/yell/interactivemap/lake.htm

Did You Know?

Yellowstone Wolf.

There were no wolves in Yellowstone in 1994. The wolves that were reintroduced in 1995 and 1996 thrived and there are now over 300 of their descendents living in the Greater Yellowstone Area.