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Bird walks begin Friday, May 20

The Mono Lake Committee and California State Parks welcome everyone to attend free, weekly bird walks this summer. After a two-year hiatus, bird walks will occur at 8:00am every Friday at Mono Lake County Park, Saturday at Lundy Canyon, and…
A brown and gray bird perched in small twigs, the background is blue.

Chautauqua registration opens April 15

Here are five important things you need to know about this year’s Chautauqua: Chautauqua registration begins at 6:30am PDT on Friday, April 15. Be sure to check out the newly updated schedule online as you select your programs. We are expecting high demand for…
A group of people looking toward a creek with rock formations on the opposite bank.

2022 Field Seminar registration now open

Member registration rescheduled to February 17 Due to a scheduled power outage in Lee Vining on February 15, Mono Basin Field Seminar registration has been rescheduled. Registration will now begin for Mono Lake Committee members on Thursday, February 17, 2022…
Fall colors along Mill Creek looking toward the east side of the Sierra Nevada.

Mono Basin fall color update

The fall colors keep getting better and better! The Tioga Pass area and Conway Summit are at their peak color now—visit in the next few days to enjoy these spectacular spots. Lundy Canyon is looking beautiful, with green leaves closer…
A group of people looking toward a creek with rock formations on the opposite bank.

Mono Basin campgrounds closing for the season soon

As fall sets in, the campgrounds in the Mono Basin begin to close for the season. Campgrounds open, with estimated closing dates: Lundy Canyon (closing November 15) Aspen (no water after October 3) Lower Lee Vining (closing November 8) Big…
Tufa along the shore of Mono Lake with bright green marsh vegetation in the foreground.

Inyo National Forest has reopened

The Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region, which includes the Inyo National Forest, has announced that it will reopen most forests on Thursday, September 16. On Thursday, all lands, trails, and roads will open on the Inyo, including South Tufa and…
Tufa against hazy skies, small waves roll into the shore.

Inyo National Forest temporarily closed

The Inyo National Forest, including sites at Mono Lake, is closed as of 11:59pm on Tuesday, August 31, and will remain closed through at least September 17, 2021. The closure includes all campgrounds, all day-use sites, all trails, all roads,…