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Address: US 395, CA 93541
Phone Number: +1 760-647-6595

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road trip stop.

my partner and I visited while on a road trip around California. its one of the oldest lakes in the western hemisphere. mono lake is hauntingly beautiful, its eeirie tufa towers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my partner and I visited while on a road trip around California. its one of the oldest lakes in the western hemisphere. mono lake is hauntingly beautiful, its eeirie tufa towers- mineral structures created by fresh water bubbling up through the lakes alkaline waters. migrating birds can be seen there, peaceful. stunning.

Thank enncle
Santa Rosa, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mono Lake is a magical and mystical place that should not be missed by visitors to home state of California. My wife and I visit just about every dang year. It is a prehistoric lake that is a primary stopover for migratory birds so the bird watching is almost always specTACular. You can camp for free on any of the... More 

1 Thank mnlgoodin
Jackson, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I passed the lake heading to Yosemite and made sure I stopped on the way back to Reno. We got there just before sunset and the views of the lake were amazing. The crusty look of the shore line was interesting. There were wading birds feeding in the water. We didn't get much time at the lake but enjoyed seeing... More 

Thank Heyguy74
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery.. the water is very thick and salty.. the salt rocks give it an exceptional view..

Thank Ahmed Said Ç
Canton, Ohio
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51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mono Lake is 6,383 feet above sea level and it has a high salt content and minerals. Tufa rock formations all around and inside of the lake are great. This is a must see stop . They offer a museum of facts and relic's that are worth going in to see . Great bathroom stop.

Thank Cherie B
Union, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Stopped here to view the monoliths in the lake. This is a salt lake and makes the most interesting formations. We drove around to the South side of lake and the viewing was better there. Worth a stop.

Thank DaBride
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stopped in Lee Vining after hiking in Yosemite. I think everything pales in comparison to Yosemite. However this was a very interesting stop. The Visitor Center offer lots of history and information and from there we hiked down to one of the shorelines of Mono Lake. Nice hike and it was fun to see the monoliths up close.

Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Mono Lake is one of California’s most photographed and iconic photo destinations. Here are a few simple tips to get awesome photos: 1. Dawn patrol baby! Getting to Mono’s South Tufa area no later than 30 minutes before sunrise is critical. That will allow you to take advantage of the blue hour and great light values before the sun is... More 

1 Thank Thomas S
San Jose, California
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A nice place to stop and stretch your legs. The South side has the best salt Tufa formations. The north end is more open lake area.

Thank willowezra
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Salt lake in the desert of the Eastern Sierra. High mountains to räch side create a very surrealistic szene like you were on Mars.

Thank Nowis21_Berlin

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