Swimming at Yosemite National Park
Swimming at Yosemite is available at the Curry Village and Yosemite Lodge swimming pools. Other than all the outdoor pools available to the public during summer at Curry Village and Yosemite Lodge, swimming is permitted in all water areas in the park except Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and waterfalls. Use extreme caution when in the Merced River as water temperatures can be chilly and the current can be deceptively swift.
Swimming in the Merced River is a great way to cool down from the traitorous heat but safety has to be considered, and help protect the river by entering and exiting only on sandy beaches. Swimming at Yosemite National Park Rivers has to be taken seriously and foul play is not an option, watch out for swift under water currents, cold water, and hazards within Yosemite Rivers.
Tips & Safety Regulations when swimming at Yosemite National Park