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South Tufa
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South Tufa Area
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Bodie | County Park | Lee Vining | Navy Beach | Old Marina | Panum Crater | South Tufa
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South Tufa AreaSouth Tufa receives thousands of visitors annually and is one of the largest tufa groves on the lake.

There is always something to see as gulls, swallows, and phalaropes swim and fly around the towers feeding on the many alkali flies and brine shrimp that live and grow in the lake. There is a self-guided tour that takes you among the towers, allowing you to experience the mystique of Mono at your leisure. During the summer, there are naturalist guided tours at 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 6:00pm daily. Check the list of Naturalist Activities for details on tours. These tours last about an hour and explore much of what South Tufa has to offer. South Tufa is a Federal Fee Area; adults are $3.00, children under 16 are free. Federal Fee Area Annual passes are valid here. There is no shade, so bring a hat and drinking water---the nearest services are 11 miles away in Lee Vining.

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Bodie Ghost Town Mono Lake County Park Old Marina Scenic Area Visitor Center South Tufa Area Navy Beach Panum Crater Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore Lee Vining

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