The Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center is a great place to start your visit to the Mono Basin. Rangers are on hand to answer questions regarding campgrounds, wilderness permits, the best bird watching locations, bird walks, and other naturalists activities. The center features many resources to help visitors explore the Mono Basin, including interpretive displays on the natural and human history of the area, a bookstore, a 20 minute film on Mono Lake, and two art galleries. The Visitor Center is located just north of Lee Vining, on highway 395, overlooking Mono Lake. Most campgrounds can be reserved by calling 877-444-6777, or visit www.reserveamerica.com .