Summer is a popular time on the sandy shores of Tenaya Lake’s East Beach. Visitors marvel at the scenic beauty of this High Sierra lake, with its crystal clear blue water surrounded by granite domes and forests— it is the perfect picture postcard experience.
Tenaya Lake’s popularity has also meant that over the decades it has had growing problems with crowded parking areas, unsafe traffic conditions, erosion along the shoreline and unwanted run-off—bad for both the lake and for visitors.
Restoration Improves Access and Ecology
This year Yosemite Conservancy will help change all this by funding the first phase of an extensive restoration project. Beginning with East Beach, crews will create a new ecologically friendly and accessible path to the beach to ensure all visitors have easy access while surrounding wetlands are protected. Beautiful native willows will be planted in these areas, restoring these wetlands to their natural state.
We kick-off work this summer so follow our progress when you are next in the park or sign-up to our newsletter to get all the latest project updates.
With your continued support we are protecting this magnificent lake and also ensuring you a safe and enjoyable Yosemite experience.