The Fishing Cone at the shore of Lake Yellowstone is one of the famous thermal features in Yellowstone National Park. Apparently it got its name from early visitors to the park who would fish for trout while standing on the rim of the cone.

In a previous post about West Thumb Geyser Basin, where the Fishing Cone is located, I promised a dedicated post for catching the sunrise at the cone simply because it was so beautiful and something you shouldn’t miss out on.

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The Fishing Cone is easy to find. Park at the parking lot for West Thumb Geysir Basis which is along Yellowstone Lake southeast of Old Faithful. Follow the boardwalk down towards the lake and you will find it lakeside.

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Remember to bring your tripod and enjoy the light shifting from blue to purple to yellow before the sun finally rises above the mountains on the other side of the lake. At this time the crowds are likely to start rolling in and you can drive back to camp and enjoy a well deserved breakfast.

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