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Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park

4.8
#1 of 222 in Outdoors in Wyoming
Must see · Wildlife Area · Scenic Drive
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At Lamar Valley, mountain peaks gently rise from the distance and a small river flows at this picturesque spot inside Yellowstone National Park where wildlife abounds. Photographers bring their gear and wait for bears, wolves, elk, bison, and other wildlife to appear. You can fish along the river with a permit; anglers wrangle for cutthroat and rainbow trout here. To get the best out of this small gem in Yellowstone, take an organized wildlife excursion. By using our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning app, you can arrange your visit to Lamar Valley and other attractions in Yellowstone National Park.
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  • Loved our recent visit. We were able to have 3 different grizzly sightings ( with 4 bears- one sighting was a pair- not sure if momma and older cub or 2 subadults) and several wolf sightings... 
    Loved our recent visit. We were able to have 3 different grizzly sightings ( with 4 bears- one sighting was a pair- not sure if momma and older cub or 2 subadults) and several wolf sightings...  more »
  • The Lamar Valley is one of the rich wildlife viewing areas of the park - in the summer. We visited in the fall and only saw bison, although many of them and even in large groups plus tracks... 
    The Lamar Valley is one of the rich wildlife viewing areas of the park - in the summer. We visited in the fall and only saw bison, although many of them and even in large groups plus tracks...  more »
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  • Amazing view. Saw pack of wolves after baby bison but adult bison kept them away. My family thought the way to and Lamar Valley was the best part of Yellowstone
  • We were able to sit and watch for awhile. There were so many babies it was a lot of fun. We were told that during the evening wolves and bears can be seen.

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