Merced River in Yosemite – Travel Photo of the Moment

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of the Merced River in Yosemite

The Merced River begins in the southeastern half of Yosemite National Park and flows into Yosemite Valley and west through Merced River Canyon. The river flows freely until it reaches the New Exchequer Dam in Lake McClure, where the remainder of the water then flows across the San Joaquin Valley to the San Joaquin River. Merced River is very popular with visitors to Yosemite National Park, especially among those who enjoy fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, camping, hiking, and swimming.