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Storm Point & Indian Pond, Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone Nat'l Park
Wyoming 82190
ACTIVITIES
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Indian Pond, Yellowstone National Park

 

Photo by Alfredo De Simone

The area of Yellowstone known as Indian Pond / Storm Point may not be a top spot for wildlife nor the most scenic corner of the park yet it is a great place for greenhorn hikers to venture beyond the boardwalk. Indian Pond, a deep blue pool, erupted into existence thousands of years ago. The lush meadows, once a favorite Native American camp site, are today a bison feeding place. Storm Point Trail (2.3 miles roundtrip) is an easy ramble. Wind-swept Storm Point, a rocky outcrop midway, affords great views of Yellowstone Lake and is home to a large colony of yellow-bellied marmots.
Getting There
 
Storm Point trailhead is located at Indian Pond. The pullout is 2.7 miles (4.3 km) east of Fishing Bridge on East Entrance Road.
Getting Around
 
The easy Storm Point Trail is 2.3 miles (3.7 km) roundtrip. This short trail traverses sagebrush flats and open meadow before hugging the forested shore of Yellowstone Lake.
Things to Keep in Mind
 
The Storm Point Trail is often closed in late spring and early summer due to bear activity. Check trail openings with park rangers before venturing out. Maintain a safe distance from all wildlife, 100 yards (91m) from bears and wolves and 25 yards (23m) from all other animals.
 
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