United States California Reservoir

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

A reservoir in Yosemite National Park, created by damming a glacial valley, providing water and hydroelectric power to San Francisco.

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As you journey through the majestic landscapes of the High Sierra on your road trip, be sure to make a stop at the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Nestled in Yosemite National Park, this lesser-known gem offers breathtaking views of waterfalls and granite cliffs. Take a moment to appreciate the controversial history behind its creation and enjoy a peaceful hike along its shores, appreciating the unique perspective of this area of the park that is often compared to the famous Yosemite Valley before its inundation.

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