Mono Lake Committee staffer standing with their back to Mono Lake talking to a tour group, tufa and scattered clouds are in the background.

Mono Lake South Tufa Tour

Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.
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September 20, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Join a naturalist-guide for a walk among strange tufa towers, bubbling springs, birds, wildlife, brine shrimp, and the behind-the-scenes story of the most unusual lake in California. This guided, one-hour walk includes hands-on activities, and an overview of the human and natural history of Mono Lake appropriate for all age levels. Advance reservations are recommended.

People on the shore of Mono Lake near tufa pouring water from one container into another.


Date: Every day at 6:00pm

Price: Tours are free, but there is a $3 per person entrance fee to the South Tufa Area.

Additional information:

  • Meet at the kiosk at the South Tufa parking lot.
  • Tours are free, but reservations are recommended to secure your spot.
  • There is a $3 per person entrance fee to the South Tufa Area.