Tenaya Lake gets makeover

Yosemite’s Tenaya Lake, once called “Lake of the Shining Rocks,” will sparkle even more brightly following major restoration efforts this summer to its east beach and surrounding wetlands and trails with funding provided by Yosemite Conservancy.

“Tenaya Lake has a captivating natural beauty that charms park visitors young and old alike,” said Mike Tollefson, president of the Yosemite Conservancy.

He said the trail from the parking lot to the beach will be relocated so it no longer crosses a fragile wetland and native willows, and other wetland plants will be re-introduced for better soil protection.