Your question: Can you kayak Hetch Hetchy?

Can you kayak on Lake Tenaya?

Tenaya Lake offers a wide range of recreational activities from kayaking, canoeing, SUP boarding, fishing, swimming, photography, biking, and hiking. After a leisurely paddle, there’s an abundance of hiking trails in the area to explore. A 2.5 hiking trail around the lake’s perimeter provides superb views.

Are there fish in Hetch Hetchy?

You’ll find rainbow, brook and brown trout in the reservoir, and can fish for them only from the shore. A successful spot to fish is on the stretch of Tuolumne River above the reservoir.

Are you allowed to swim in Yosemite?

Besides the outdoor pools available to the public during summer at Curry Village and Yosemite Valley Lodge, swimming is generally permitted in all bodies of water in the park. There are some exceptions, however, where swimming is prohibited: … Emerald Pool and Silver Apron (above Vernal Fall)

Are there places to swim in Yosemite?

Yosemite National Park offers a range of swimming opportunities—from rivers and lakes to our family-friendly pools, which are the only swimming places in Yosemite with lifeguards. River and lake swimming is at-your-own-risk. Life jackets are strongly recommended—especially for children.

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Can you swim in Emerald Pool Yosemite?

Emerald Pool is not a swimming pool. … Emerald Pool and the adjoining Silver Apron are well signed with warnings about and prohibitions against entering the water in this area.

Do you need a permit for Tenaya Lake?

A wilderness permit is required for both through-hiking the John Muir Trail and walking over Donohue Pass. Donohue Pass permits may be attached by reservation only to wilderness permits for hikes beginning at Happy Isles (Yosemite Valley), Glacier Point, and Sunrise Lakes (Tenaya Lake).

Is Tioga Road open now?

Tioga Road (the continuation of Highway 120 through the park) opened for the season on May 27, 2021. Tioga Road is normally open to vehicles from late May or June until sometime in November.

Is it worth going to Hetch Hetchy?

Hidden in Yosemite National Park’s peaceful northwest corner, Hetch Hetchy Valley is a treasure worth visiting in all seasons. Located at 3,900 feet, Hetch Hetchy boasts one of the longest hiking seasons in the park and is an ideal place for thundering spring waterfalls and wildflower displays.

Do you have to pay to go to Hetch Hetchy?

There is no access to Hetch Hetchy trailheads when the road is closed. The park entrance fee can be paid upon arrival. Park passes can be purchased, wilderness permits are issued, and brochures are available here. … Free first come, first serve wilderness permits are also available.