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Mono Lake

US 395, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6595
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nice place to stop, stretch and take pics!

right after passing the small town of Lee Vining is Mono Lake...awesome place to stop for the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Orange County, California
Day trip to Mono Lake

On our way home we took a detour to see this beautiful lake. The nature beauty is amazing. There is... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Shereen G
Placentia, California
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US 395, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6595

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

right after passing the small town of Lee Vining is Mono Lake...awesome place to stop for the family...make sure to visit their Visitor Center...they have various displays depicting life in the past for the natives of the area...the lake itself is very unique...lots of very...More

Thank 777JeffA777
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On our way home we took a detour to see this beautiful lake. The nature beauty is amazing. There is a trail you take to get to the lake and so many areas make for beautiful pictures.

Thank Shereen G
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Mono Lake has a number of access points. The first and most obvious is the Mono Lake Visitor Center. However there are loop roads that offer a driving tour around the lake, and give ou access to natural formations and other natural attractions surrounding the...More

1  Thank N4595KRricharde
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Mono Lake offers really beautiful nature and cool formations. Last time we visited the lake shores but this time we admired the lake from the Mono Lake Basin Road. Really beautiful place.

1  Thank Jan R
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

When planning our trip to Yosemite and Lake Tahoe this looked like an interesting place to visit. Follow signs for South Tufta and you will be amazed at the sights. Other worldly landscapes are amazing. Unfortunately the sun was not shining when we were there...More

4  Thank Helen G
Reviewed 29 December 2016

For any nature lover, Mono Lake is truly magical. It is a must see if you're in the area. Not a huge tourist attraction which keeps it peaceful. Really easy walk for anyone.

1  Thank pinkfifi
Reviewed 19 November 2016

my partner and I visited while on a road trip around California. its one of the oldest lakes in the western hemisphere. mono lake is hauntingly beautiful, its eeirie tufa towers- mineral structures created by fresh water bubbling up through the lakes alkaline waters. migrating...More

1  Thank enncle
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Mono Lake is a magical and mystical place that should not be missed by visitors to home state of California. My wife and I visit just about every dang year. It is a prehistoric lake that is a primary stopover for migratory birds so the...More

4  Thank mnlgoodin
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I passed the lake heading to Yosemite and made sure I stopped on the way back to Reno. We got there just before sunset and the views of the lake were amazing. The crusty look of the shore line was interesting. There were wading birds...More

Thank Heyguy74
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenery.. the water is very thick and salty.. the salt rocks give it an exceptional view..

3  Thank Ahmed Said Ç
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there any accommodations near by?
4 March 2017|
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Response from Geoff M | Property representative |
Yes there are! Lee Vining is the closest town. Please see the Lee Vining chamber of commerce website for options or call us at 760-647-6595
Hi, we are visiting CA in early August driving from Death Valley to Yosemite via Tioga pass. I have seen pictures and read about mono lake and this really appeals to me. However since we have a long drive ahead I am wondering how long this detour would take with a short stop. Any advice gratefully accepted. Many thanks Bish45
21 June 2016|
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Response from Anandrajk | Reviewed this property |
it is worth the stop. From highway 395 North, just make a right turn on CA-120. Drive 5 miles and you will see a dirt road that takes you really close to the Lake and the Tufas.