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Mono Lake

Us 395, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6595
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One of my favorite places in the Eastern Sierra

It's really tough to describe Mono Lake to those who have not seen it in person. It's unlike... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oakland, California

Mono Lake is a wonderful backdrop and the water ranges from a vibrant blue to an emerald green... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Murrieta, California
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“tufa towers” (43 reviews)
“visitor center” (63 reviews)
“south tufa” (46 reviews)
Us 395, CA 93541
Us 395, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6595

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's really tough to describe Mono Lake to those who have not seen it in person. It's unlike anyplace else in the US. The famous tufa formations are fascinating - both those at the main South Tufa area and the harder-to-find delicate "sand tufa" formations...More

Thank roadtrip_ken_2017
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Mono Lake is a wonderful backdrop and the water ranges from a vibrant blue to an emerald green depending upon the weather cover. When we visited on 11/15, the water showed a nice shade of green. Last year when we drove here, it was blue....More

1  Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit when you are heading to Yosemite N.P. through Tioga Pass. Reserve an hour for the break on your journey, which you will never forget!

Thank janmra2016
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Really peaceful, circular walk. The landscape is almost alien - I've never seen anything like it before. It's easy to get to and is a great stop off either on your way into or out of Yosemite.

Thank hettyhammonds
Reviewed 7 October 2017 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 2 October 2017

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.

1  Thank Don_K_12_12
Reviewed 1 October 2017

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

2  Thank 707clayg
Reviewed 24 September 2017

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

1  Thank Dick F
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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

1  Thank Janice K
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Rich M
7 September 2017|
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Response from Tammy_Tuch | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn’t see this question, so it might be too late. I am not sure! We went in with other up to our knees, but I doubt you allowed to really swim.
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.