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Lamar Valley

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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to see wildlife, this is the place to go. Bison herds, pronghorn antelope, wolves. Breathtaking and memorable. Go early in the morning or later afternoon/ early evening for the ,last activity. We live in an amazing country and this is an amazing...More

Thank Peggy R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice drive and lots of places to pull off. Saw bison herd and some deer in the distance. Go early and may see more

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent a few hours in the Lamar valley and were treated to a spectacle of a herd of bison on the move. Males, females and calves. This seems to be s regular spot to see these animals up close and personal.

Thank Andy810
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Depending on the time of year you visit this location is ideal for viewing some impressive wild life. We were there in August so the animals were getting ready to go into the " rut" or mating season. It was filled with bison!! So close...More

Thank Tricia W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the place to see bison in YNP! We were extremely lucky the day we went to have seen so many. Tip, you will see cars parked far back for one or two bison earlier on in the road, however do not feel the...More

Thank sunsetch4ser
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent wildlife viewing here. We definitely felt part of the Bison's world, not the other way around.

Thank DianeT170
Reviewed 6 days ago

As more reviewers mentioned we also got stuck in a bison traffic jam. But it gives you a good opportunity to take photo's. Because a ranger tried to keep the road a bit clear of Bisons we didn't have to que too long. Valley itself...More

Thank ekholland27
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Lamar Valley is just a remarkable place. Late afternoon into evening animals abound. We have seen wolves,coyote,bison,pronghorns, elk,goats, sheep and fishing is good. I find this such a wonderful place. It is not to be missed.

Thank theweintraubs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To see wildlife and take serious photos you need to be before dawn at first light and come back 2 hours before sunset and stay until dark.

Thank cad307
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Woke early to seethe Bison and other-wildlife.Lamar valley did not disappoint . Plan accordingly because the bison can cause traffic jams.

Thank kpmahoney90
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26 July 2017|
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Response from Luannand Colin H | Reviewed this property |
Depends on time of year- park entrance by Gardiner is really crowded due to Mammoth Hot Springs right now. Some roads are closed during winter months as well. Also they were doing construction on the road between the west... More
21 July 2017|
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Response from Catherine H | Reviewed this property |
We saw gigantic herds of bison here during the week of June 25th (along the flat part of the valley.) We also saw badgers (on the Slough Creek Campground dirt road. We saw a black bear right next to the road just past the... More
18 July 2017|
Response from 2Vegans2wheels | Reviewed this property |
At that time of day you will have an easy time parking in any of the roadside pull-outs. It's fairly flat/open so I'm not sure about the best spot for a sunrise. However, that is also the best time to get a chance....still... More