North Yellowstoneview website
1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of Pebble Creek Campground on the Northeast Entrance road
Yellowstone, WY 82190
Trout Lake Description
This serene and beautiful lake is accessible via a short hike through the forest. Throw out a line and you're bound to catch one of the abundant rainbow trout, or, catch a drift on a float tube.
Lake / Pond
- The lake trail can be tricky to spot. Keep your eyes peeled for a small pullout about 1.5 miles south of Pebble Creek Campground on the Northeast Entrance road. The hike is easy, climbing about 150 feet, and is just over one mile round-trip.
- Fishing permits are required at Yellowstone Park. Before you head out with your tackle box, pick up a permit at any park ranger station, visitor center, or Yellowstone Park General Store. All adults and kids 16 and up are required to purchase either a $15 three-day permit, a $20 seven-day permit or a $35 season permit.
- Children under 15 may fish without a permit if they are fishing under the direct supervision of an adult who has a valid park fishing permit, or they can obtain a free permit signed by a responsible adult; with this permit, a child can fish without direct adult supervision. Check the park's website for additional details.
Just the Facts
Fees: Free; if you wish to fish, though, you'll need a permit.
Recommended Time: 2 to 4 hours