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Unusual lake

The most unusual aspect of this small lake is the limestone formations around the shore. Looking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
For Photographers, Birders, Geologists and Quiet Seekers...

Your first glimpse of Mono Lake may be of a bland expanse, save for one large mound in middle and a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jody w
Pacifica, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The most unusual aspect of this small lake is the limestone formations around the shore. Looking like corals but sticking above the waterline, they form small towers which I have not seen elsewhere. Look around the water puddles for the zillions of alkali flies as...More

Thank Tantiko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling the scenic Hwy 395 and so knowing full well that Mono Lake was on it, we definitely wanted to stop. Aside from the interesting landscape -- not something you'll see anywhere else -- it was at best underwhelming. Plus the smell --like...More

Thank theresaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Your first glimpse of Mono Lake may be of a bland expanse, save for one large mound in middle and a salt crust around edge, visible even from up high. The pastels of the scenery will stick with you, however: the bushes are a mix...More

Thank jody w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very special and unique lake with great visitor centre by learning the history and story about the wonderful lake.

Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just north of Lee Vining is the visitors center for Mono Lake. Great views of the lake along with the history of the area.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Mono Lake is definitely worth a stop, and hiking the short South Tufa Trail is a great way to see it. The one mile trail takes you lakeside and amongst the Tufa rock formations. It is a very different and much better perspective of the...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Interesting acreage. This is on the migratory path of many bird species and it is amazing how they manage to live out here. The landscape is rugged and desolate but extremely beautiful in a way. The tiny Brine shrimp are amazing. I could not see...More

Thank Raymond S
Reviewed 22 August 2018

At Lee Vining. This lake is unique for both the tufas which can be viewed here, its water composition as well as the fauna that inhabits the area. We were impressed by the water calmness and the views provided. The place is also very quite....More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Really enjoyed the stop off to see the Tufa towers. Very tranquil and peaceful. Plenty of parking - we used our National Park pass for free entry. Lovely photo ops.

Thank ashnjo
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We visited while staying in Lee Vining. Interesting scenery and information about the Tufas. Worth a stop when in the area - wear tennis for walking around.

Thank Jcatt17
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16 July 2018|
Response from thatrogersfamily |
You can and we have! The ground is pretty rocky, so water shoes might be a good idea. Our feet really hurt. However, the salt and minerals might leave your shoes a little... different... Also, a shower soon afterwards would... More
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.