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Mono Lake

Us 395, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6595
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Exotic lake, very salty and with a landscape nobody can miss

The visit doesn't last a lot, because there is nothing to do. However, if you enjoy exotic nature... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Weston, Florida

A fascinating stop off south of Lee Vining on the way out of Yosemite en route to Death Valley. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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Us 395, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6595

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The visit doesn't last a lot, because there is nothing to do. However, if you enjoy exotic nature places, with an outstanding view, you cannot miss it. The lake water is extremely salty and beautiful calcium sculptures were formed. With the Sierra Nevada behind it,...More

Thank Tammy_Tuch
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating stop off south of Lee Vining on the way out of Yosemite en route to Death Valley. The tufas are really other worldly and the short rail from the car park is very interesting. Really hot though with no real shade. You can...More

Thank Hepatacyte
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove around Mono Lake during our visit to the area. The Tufa Towers are very unique and well worth stopping to see. The lake has a very high alkaline level and causes very little to live in the lake.

Thank Alanhimmelstein
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit the tufa formations at the South Tufa trail. This is south of Lee Vining, NOT at the site of the visitor center. The visitor center is nice, but the best tufa formations, forming a surreal landscape, are better viewed at the south side of...More

Thank ndrhome
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mono Lake is unusual. It’s a catch basin for the runoff of all the mountains around it. So there’s lots of inflow and no outflow. It’s full of salts and minerals that get more and more concentrated due to evaporation and the fact that Los...More

Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped on drive from Las Vegas to Bridgeport. Beautiful place, lots of info about how tufas formed. Small fee for carpark. Toilets.

Thank NykolaJane
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Prior to World War II Mono Lake used to boast visitation of birds in the millions per day. Unfortunately the lake's incoming waters were diverted to feed the water hungers of Los Angeles leading to a steep decline in the lake’s size. This is a...More

3  Thank WhitehorseRichard
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The Mono Lake tufa are fascinating. Mono Lake is an eco system all to itself. Between the flys that crawl underwater, to the millions of brine shrimp that are harvested for home fish bowls each year, to the host of migratory birds that stop at...More

Thank Ronda C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A stop at the visitor's centre is a must. Mono Lake is like no other. Extremely saline, harvests brine shrimp by the ton, a great recreational area with camping and much more. If time allows, check this out!

1  Thank MrsSweetPea
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

First thing you should do, is drive to Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center and get all the basic information. Recommend 4x4 cars. The area is rough on privates. My car couldn't get to a few of the roads leading to trails. Campsites - a...More

1  Thank shesekmatok
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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
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.