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Tours, Walks, & Programs


Interpretive Programs

Are you looking to get a little more out of your trip to Mono Lake? Join a free, naturalist-guided walk at Mono Lake!

Find out why tufa towers have nothing to do with tofu ... why Mono Lake has no fish ... how alkali flies manage to scuba dive without scuba gear ... why Mono Lake is famous in the history of California water law. You could also do a little bird watching and catch a glimpse of thousands of phalaropes or Eared Grebes.

south tufa program

The fall 2019 interpretive tour schedule is below. To see a typical summer schedule, please click here.

FALL 2019 SCHEDULE: September 2–November 30

    1. South Tufa Walk - 1:00pm
    1. Stars Over Mono - 7:30pm
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    1. South Tufa Walk - 1:00pm

South Tufa Tours
Discover the mystery of Mono Lake's strange water and wildlife. Meet at the South Tufa kiosk (5 miles east of Highway 395 on Highway 120). 1.5 hours. South Tufa is a fee area; there is a $3 per adult entrance fee.

Stars Over Mono
Enjoy an evening of stargazing and stories with the dark skies of the Mono Basin. Meet at the South Tufa kiosk (5 miles east of Highway 395 on Highway 120E). Bring a blanket or chair and warm clothes. More than 50% cloud cover will cancel the talk. 1.5 hours. Between September 2 and September 16 the talks will start at 7:30pm.

For more information contact one of the following:
Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center at (760) 647-3044.
Mono Lake Committee at (760) 647-6595.

Tours are made possible through a partnership between the US Forest Service, the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, the National Park Service, and the Mono Lake Committee.


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