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Tenaya Lake Restoration: East Beach

Tenaya Lake Restoration: East Beach

Tenaya Lake's trails and wetlands restored by Yosemite crews.

We have completed the restoration of East Beach shoreline and wetlands at Tenaya Lake. This picture-perfect High Sierra lake is surrounded by striking granites domes and vast wilderness. It is Yosemite’s largest frontcountry lake and one of the park’s most popular summer destinations.

A new ecologically friendly and accessible trail was installed and re-routed away from sensitive wetland areas. Wetland willows and sedges were planted along the heavily eroded shoreline area. The goal was to return this wetland area to its natural state, while allowing visitors to enjoy an unspoiled and serene setting. Visitors follow the new trail out to the sandy beach, where picnic facilities are available, and new exhibits provide information on surrounding ecology, as well as the Tenaya Lake loop trail system.

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