Overview Mono Lake

Visiting Mono Lake

Planning a trip to Mono Lake, California? Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Mono Lake flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.

Stories and Tips Mono Lake

2 Photos  
Going to Mono Lake

Written by Jctravel1983 on 11 Dec, 2010

In America you have many separate lakes. One is Mono Lake, located in California. This lake is more than one million years ago. During my trip to America I have seen Mono Lake.Mono LakeMono Lake is located in California, near the town of Lee Vining…Read More


1 Photos  
Strange and Fascinating Mono Lake

Written by mukluk on 29 Dec, 2004

Mono Lake is a huge glacier-carved lake with no outlet. For thousands of years, streams have carried minerals into the lake while evaporation has removed water from it. As a result of this process, the salt content of the lake is almost 10%. No fish…Read More


Bodie State Historic Park - a ghost town?

Written by spuguru on 18 Dec, 2000

Yep, a real ghost town! This silver and gold mining town hit its peak in 1880 with 10,000 residents. The last of them left town just before WWII. Now, it's in a state of "arrested decay," meaning that nothing is being done to restore the…Read More


South Tufa - alien landscapes

Written by spuguru on 18 Dec, 2000

If you have only a short time at Mono Lake, this should be your first stop. This area is what Mono Lake is all about. Here, you'll be able to walk through the strange tufa towers - limestone formations caused by fresh springs bubbling…Read More


Mono Lake Committee Info Center & Bookstore

Written by spuguru on 18 Dec, 2000

This store in Lee Vining is a terrific resource and should be your first stop. They can provide you with maps and info about Mono Lake and the surrounding areas, set up tours, and of course, sell you souvenirs, if that's what you are looking…Read More


Black Point - rock formations

Written by spuguru on 18 Dec, 2000

Black Point is a lonely area on the north shore of Mono Lake with some interesting crevice formations from basalt lave floes. Although I found this area wonderful, if you only have a very short time in the area, don't bother coming here. It's not…Read More


Panum Crater - volcanic remnants

Written by spuguru on 18 Dec, 2000

Just south of Lake Mono are a series of craters, including Panum Crater. This crater is very young - it was created by volcanic activity about 650 years ago! Not much erosion has happened, so this is an interesting site The hiking here is…Read More


Mono Basin Scenic Area Vistor's Center

Written by spuguru on 18 Dec, 2000

If you'd like to learn a bit about the lake before exploring, stop at the visitor's center just north of Lee Vining. Here you'll find extensive info about the following subjects: 1) Geology (volcanic history, seismic activty - past and present, tufas) 2) Ecology (the lake…Read More


  • 1-8 of 8 Mono Lake Stories And Tips