Interpretive Activities at Mono Lake

Bird Walks - Sundays and Fridays at 8 am, May 21st through early September:

Meet some of the feathered denizens of the Mono Basin on this easy stroll through wetlands, willows, and cottonwood trees. Meet at the Mono Lake County Park (5 miles north of Lee Vining, just east of Hwy. 395). 1.5-2 hours. 

Panum Crater Walk - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am, June through August.

Explore the secrets of one of the most recent volcanoes to rock the Eastern Sierra. Wear sturdy shoes. Meet at Panum Crater parking lot (4 miles east of Highway 395 on Highway 120). 1.5 hours.

South Tufa Walk - Daily at 10 am & 6 pm late June through Labor Day in Sept.

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 (entrance fee required). 1 pm walks on weekends only may be offered in May and September.

Stars Over Mono - Mondays, June through Labor Day (call park for times which vary monthly).

Enjoy an evening of stargazing and stories with the precious dark skies of the Mono Basin. Meet at the South Tufa kiosk (5 miles east of Highway 395 on Highway 120). Bring a blanket or chair and warm clothes. More than 50% cloud cover will cancel the talk. 1.5 hours.

Lundy Canyon Walk - 10 am Fridays, late June through August.

Explore the flora and fauna, geology, and mining history of Lundy Canyon. Meet at historical marker at Lundy Store (west on Lundy Canyon Road from Hwy. 395, 7 miles north of Lee Vining). 1.5 hours

Explore the Hidden History of the Old Marina

The hidden history of Mono Lake is revealed in a 2-hour tour exploring the lives of early residents. Fridays and Saturdays at 10 am & 1:30 pm. Meet at the Mono Basin Historical Society Museum. Cost: $10 per person. No tours on Aug. 10th & 11th. Call (760) 932-7574 for tickets.

Birding by Ear Workshops - 8 am-nooon, May & June 2018. Check in April 2019 for details.

Call the park office to get updated days and times for the above activities: (760) 647-6331.

Coming to Mono Lake with a group? Special South Tufa walks, bird walks, or extended bird walks to a variety of habitats can be arranged. Call the State Natural Reserve to discuss these options.