Welcome to Mono Lake! You can use this site to take a self-guided tour of Mono Lake, find directions to popular locations around the lake, and find out more about the Mono Lake Committee and our Information Center & Bookstore in Lee Vining. If you have any questions, please call our office at 760-647-6595.
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Welcome to the Mono Basin—a gorgeous, otherworldly landscape with huge, sweeping views of the high desert all around and the magnificent Sierra Nevada above. Mono Lake, this expansive terminal lake which defines this basin, is special for many reasons, including its hemispherically-important ecology, complex water history and management, and also as a place where people are doing their best to right the wrongs of the past. Continue reading South Tufa Self-Guided Tour
We’re open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
Highway 395 & 3rd Street Lee Vining, CA
We are the headquarters of the non-profit group working to protect and restore Mono Lake. We are happy to answer questions, help plan outings, and provide Chamber of Commerce information. We also show a free 27-minute film called The Mono Lake Story. The bookstore offers a comprehensive selection of books in addition to t-shirts, maps, and gifts. Free wireless internet is also available.
Old Marina is both an easy way to access Mono Lake, and also the site of important historical events that shaped the protection of Mono Lake. There is a fee of $3.00 per car to park at Old Marina as it is part of the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve; the site also has public restrooms and a picnic table. For directions to Old Marina, click here. Continue reading Visiting Old Marina
Welcome to Mono Lake County Park! County Park features a boardwalk that leads through the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve to the lake, offering stunning views and birding in a variety of habitats! The county-operated portion of the park also has a shaded lawn, picnic tables, a playground and public restrooms. For directions to County Park, click here. Continue reading Visiting Mono Lake County Park