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Mono Lake

Us 395, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6595
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Peace and Calm

A visit to Mono lake is so relaxing - the deep blue colour and the total quiet around makes this a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dick F
Crawley, United Kingdom

If you are in the area you must stop at Mono Lake. Just a short walk to the lake from the parking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santa Clarita, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A visit to Mono lake is so relaxing - the deep blue colour and the total quiet around makes this a visit for those wanting bit of serenity

Thank Dick F
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area you must stop at Mono Lake. Just a short walk to the lake from the parking lot to see this saltwater lake up close is pretty cool.

Thank thibbs1955
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A place that is hauntingly beautiful for a geographical attraction. It does cost $3 a person but goes to preservation. Ancient salt pillars (called Tufa s) that have grown out of the lake. Go to south shore and there is a nice walk through the...More

Thank Janice K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mono Lake is an intriguing place, where a lake with strange minerals in several towers and shapes can be spotted. Located in Lee Vining, the entrance to Yosemite National Park via Tioga Pass (when open, in Summer), this lake offers picnic places, and several walking...More

Thank PezFish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The "tufas" are very interesting and strange. Go to the visitors' center and take the tour if you can. You'll learn a lot about it. It gets really hot there so bring sunscreen, a hat and lots of water.

Thank zoofamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here on a lovely warm day at visitor center. Walked partially down from there and also spent some time inside as there is an exhibition worth seeing.

Thank malnit56
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 17 August 2017

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 12 August 2017 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 7 August 2017

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
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Rich M
7 September 2017|
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Response from shesekmatok | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. I went in the water. You are not as buoyant as promised. The water isn't clear. Will recommend shoes. The entrance to the water is rocky and dirty. Most people choose a kayak though.
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.