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.

Join us on a Mono Lake Committee canoe tour this summer

This post was written by Julia Frankenbach, 2014 Canoe Coordinator.

The Mono Lake Committee is now taking reservations for canoe tours this summer!

Mono Lake Intern Edie Harris guides a canoe tour toward South Tufa. Photo by Julie Curtis.

Whether you are brand new to paddling or a seasoned veteran of the lake, you are welcome to participate in our guided programs. Floating in a canoe is one of the best ways to take in Mono Lake. Peer down into the water to see bubbling tufa towers and clouds of brine shrimp and enjoy the mountain views while migratory birds flock nearby. Our friendly canoe guides love to talk about Mono Lake’s natural and political history and will answer all your questions about what you see along the way.

Canoe tours begin the last weekend in June and continue through early September. They occur each Saturday and Sunday at 8:00am, 9:30am, and 11:00am. They cost $25 per person. We welcome all children four years old and up. We provide all canoes, paddles, and life jackets.

During our opening weekend—June 28 and 29—we welcome all residents of Mono and Inyo counties to participate in a free canoe tour! Reservations are required, local or non-local. To make a reservation or for more information, please call me, Canoe Coordinator Julia Frankenbach, at the Mono Lake Committee at (760) 647-6595. You may also make your reservation online here. We look forward to seeing you at Mono Lake!