Mono Lake County Park
Mono Lake Map
Click on a point of interest for more information:
Bodie | County Park | Lee Vining | Navy Beach | Old Marina | Panum Crater | South Tufa
Mono Lake Committee Info Center & Bookstore | Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area Visitor Center
County Park is, like South Tufa, a great introduction to
Mono Lake's unique waters and tufa towers.
An easy trail
and boardwalk meander 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. The boardwalk is open again (following a fire that burned a short section).
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 the list of Naturalist Activities to see if they are available during your visit. No dogs allowed.