Fishing & Boating on Yellowstone Lake

Boating and fishing are both popular activities on Yellowstone Lake. At our Bridge Bay Marina, located a few miles south of the Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Lake Lodge, we offer charter guide boats and outboard rental boats.

Rowboats are also available for rent. Tours of the lake make for a relaxing and informative experience as well. For backcountry exploration, we offer a shuttle service that carries you and your gear to designated sites on the farther reaches of Yellowstone Lake.

You can take along your canoe/kayak (or one of our canoes) if you wish to explore more of the lakeshore.

Fishing in Yellowstone

Fishing is allowed in Yellowstone and is regulated based on where and when you are fishing. In fact, Yellowstone is known for some of its blue-ribbon fishing streams, while at the same time, there are currently some significant challenges to native Cutthroat Trout in Yellowstone Lake. Fishing licenses are required for anyone over 15 years old, whether fishing with one of our guides, or privately in a lake or river.

It is the responsibility of the visitor to obtain the proper fishing licenses, and understand the rules. Fishing licenses cost $18 for three days, $25 for seven days, and $40 for a season permit. Permits can be purchased at the Yellowstone General Stores located throughout the park. Before fishing in Yellowstone, we recommend you review the information found on the National Park Service website.