Welcome to Mono Lake!

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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South Tufa Self-Guided Tour

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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

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Andrew Andrew from Lee Vining, CA wrote on April 28, 2018 at 12:48 pm:
In 2018, we're celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Mono Lake Committee. Use this guestbook to share what you love about Mono Lake. #40YearsandRising

Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore

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.

Visiting Mono Lake County Park

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