One of the oldest lakes in the western hemisphere, Mono Lake is hauntingly beautiful, reflecting the snow-capped Sierra Nevada in its shimmering blue waters. An immense inland sea, the lake fills a natural basin, 695 square miles in size. Fishing, swimming, and hiking available.

 
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Expert Review of Mono Lake

Parks and Outdoors Review of Mono Lake

Away Travel Expert: Ann Marie Brown
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Scenic Drives
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • To see the birds up close, sign up for a canoe tour of Mono Lake with the Mono Lake Committee Visitor Center in downtown Lee Vining.
  • To learn about the multitudes of bird species that visit Mono Lake, stop in at the Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center (760-647-3044), two miles north of downtown Lee Vining on U.S. 395.
  • Eighty-five percent of the gulls who live on the California coast are born at Mono Lake.

Address:
13 miles east of Yosemite National Park
Highway 395
Lee Vining, California


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: (760) 647-6595
Fax: (760) 647-6377
Email: info@monolake.org
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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