California’s Great Beyond

Mono Lake Park

  • Cemetery Road, off Hwy 395 (Mono City).
  • Lee Vining, CA 93541
  • Phone: (760) 647-6595

The Mono Lake County Park is a great introduction to Mono Lake's unique waters and tufa towers. A boardwalk meanders to the lake through the willows and marsh of the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve (between the park and the lake), filled with waving grasses, colorful wildflowers, and delicate tufa towers. At the lake, shorebirds feeding on the abundant aquatic life provide excellent opportunities for birding and general sightseeing. Nestled along a small stream and shaded by cottonwood trees, County Park is an idyllic picnic spot. It has toilets, drinking water, picnic tables, and a playground for the enjoyment of all. It is located just off Highway 395, five miles north of Lee Vining. Throughout summer months, birding tours are offered twice a week; check Naturalist Activities to see if they are available during your visit. No dogs.