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Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park

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#9 of 23 in Nature in Yosemite National Park
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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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  • Beautiful Lake 22 miles after entering Tioga Pass. A must stop while traveling Tioga Pass. It was a little chilly mid June so we didn’t go into the water, but it seemed shallow enough for little ones....  more
    Beautiful Lake 22 miles after entering Tioga Pass. A must stop while traveling Tioga Pass. It was a little chilly mid June so we didn’t go into the water, but it seemed shallow enough for little ones....  more »
  • We parked by the lake, sat on the lakeside stones and had lunch. With the sun shining bright the lake looked beautiful with the mountains in the background. 
    We parked by the lake, sat on the lakeside stones and had lunch. With the sun shining bright the lake looked beautiful with the mountains in the background.  more »
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  • A must going stop if you’re Yosemite, spectacular forrest and mountain view unfolding while you could wade far in the crystal clear water. The views and mountains around the lake are also worth visit.
  • Best place we visited in Yosemite. Beautiful lake, amazing beach. Water is clean and the view is breathtaking. Good parking and a nice short walk to the beach. While we did not go around the lake, there was plenty of spots around the lake and a good hike. A must visit if you are visiting the park.

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