Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park

Take a walk on the shores of Tenaya Lake, or hike up the surrounding mountains. Breathe in fresh air coming down from the rocky hills, have a picnic next to the lake, or go for a swim in the crystal clear water. Note, however, that the water here can be cold, even during the warm months of June and July. Wear comfortable shoes if hiking, and don't forget to bring snacks as well as drinkable water. Using our world travel planner, Yosemite National Park attractions like Tenaya Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Beside the highway 120 for which we came, we saw that there were a few wooden tables and parking places and didn't hesitate to stop, take the Cork car fridge and did in picnic of authentic luxury with that blue water, mountains faces snowfall , a fantastic Sun, were there two hours of happiness among trees and those views... I recommend it to everyone... June 2018
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  • not far from the eastern park entrance. beatiful clear water and worth every minute you stop here ... ideally in the morning  more »
  • Now is the eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park. Could enjoy the snow at once opened, beautiful ice covered. Marmot was out of the rock face.
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  • A must stop if you are around. After a short hike from the parking area, you can reach a secluded area with nice shaded trails and great view of the lake. Do sit down around the lake, leave your electronics behind, take a deep breath and enjoy the view around you.
  • biggest natural lake in the park, plenty of beach space, but be aware of the wind
  • Lovely and serene..very soothing and calming. Must visit if you love nature's beauty.
  • Gorgeous, and usually pretty busy with visitors.
  • Really cool stopping point if you are driving Tioga road.
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