Trip Planner:   USA  /  California  /  Yosemite National Park  /  Tenaya Lake

Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park

#9 of 22 in Nature in 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.
Create an itinerary including Tenaya Lake
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tenaya Lake reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
351 reviews
  • 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 »
  • Beautiful place to see on Tioga road.
  • Nice little beach and you can do a hike almost around the complete lake..

Plan your trip to Yosemite National Park

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.