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Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park

Water Body · Nature / 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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  • We bought our kids some sling shots at a nearby gas station, near the Northwest park entrance, and they had a blast here shoot pinecones and small pebbles into the lake from the banks. The water is.....  more »
  • Stopped by on our way out of the park and were fascinated by the views. There were barely any people at the lake so you basically have the place to yourself most of the time  more »
  • This is a must stop when on tioga road, you can feel the amazing water with the backdrop of these granite mountains and pine trees. get out of the car and take it all in.  more »
  • Beautiful place to see on Tioga road.
  • Nice little beach and you can do a hike almost around the complete lake..
  • The water is crystal clear and you have amazing views.
  • Fantastically beautiful, simply breathtaking. I was fortunate enough to make it here just in time for the most amazing sunset I've seen in the mountains.
  • Nice lake. Would recommend the hike from Tenaya Lake to Clouds Rest if you’re in good shape.

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