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Mono Lake

Us 395, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6595
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We spent 2 nights there and used one day for the Yosemite Park. To be honest the Mono Lake is most... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Heidelberg, Germany
via mobile
Nature at work

Very relaxing and beautiful. Tufa formations were beautiful. To see the mark in the parking lot as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Winter Garden, Florida, United States
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Us 395, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6595

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2 nights there and used one day for the Yosemite Park. To be honest the Mono Lake is most interesting for photographers. That is at least my impression. Taking some pictures there was extremely nice because of that sometimes unnatural environment. I‘m sure...More

1  Thank DianaandChristian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very relaxing and beautiful. Tufa formations were beautiful. To see the mark in the parking lot as to how high the water level was is incredible.

Thank Don_K_12_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mono Lake is a interesting place to see and spend at least 1 hour at the Visitor Center and drive to the beach to walk amoung the pillers. Also a great county park at the North side with a path down to the lake. The...More

1  Thank 707clayg
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 13 September 2017 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 27 August 2017

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 25 August 2017

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 24 August 2017 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 22 August 2017

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
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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.