Yellowstone Lake Grant Village to Breeze Point

Grant Village, Wyoming

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This trip follows the wooded shores and bluffs of the south and east shores of the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake, exploring the long, sandy beaches at Breeze Point before retracing the route. Be aware of wind and waves, especially upon return. Attractions include a large beach and spit area to roam and explore, full views of Yellowstone Lake with the Absaroka Range as a backdrop; ospreys, eagles, and other wildlife. This longer day trip offers a paddle on open water with a pleasant beach destination before returning to the boat launch at Grant Village. The route follows the wooded south shoreline and the bluffs on the east side of the West Thumb. Look in the woods and along the shore for the occasional elk. When you begin to paddle due north, look for Solution Creek entering the lake. You can take a short diversion up this creek, knowing you have paddled 3.5 miles of the shoreline and are more than halfway to the destination, Breeze Point. Paddling very slowly and quietly, you may see young waterfowl accompanied by an adult as they learn to search for food on their own. Use great care and retreat to the main lake before disturbing them.
Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

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Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

by Don Nelson (Falcon Guides)

This trip follows the wooded shores and bluffs of the south and east shores of the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake, exploring the long, sandy beaches at Breeze Point before retracing the route. Be aware of wind and waves, especially upon return. Attractions include a large beach and spit area to roam and explore, full views of Yellowstone Lake with the Absaroka Range as a backdrop; ospreys, eagles, and other wildlife.

This longer day trip offers a paddle on open water with a pleasant beach destination before returning to the boat launch at Grant Village. The route follows the wooded south shoreline and the bluffs on the east side of the West Thumb. Look in the woods and along the shore for the occasional elk. When you begin to paddle due north, look for Solution Creek entering the lake. You can take a short diversion up this creek, knowing you have paddled 3.5 miles of the shoreline and are more than halfway to the destination, Breeze Point. Paddling very slowly and quietly, you may see young waterfowl accompanied by an adult as they learn to search for food on their own. Use great care and retreat to the main lake before disturbing them.

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Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Grant Village
Distance: 12
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 6 - 8 hours
Season: June through September
Local Contacts: Yellowstone National Park, 307-344-2107
Local Maps: Trails Illustrated Yellowstone Lake Trail Map; USGS West Thumb, Mt. Sheridan, Dot Island
Driving Directions: Directions to Yellowstone Lake: Grant Village to Breeze Point

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