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Outdoor Activities

When you're in Mono County, treat yourself to an exciting adventure out on Mono Lake. Rent a kayak and explore the beauty that draws thousands of visitors each year.

If you have your own human-powered watercraft, Navy Beach on the south shore is the best launch spot on the lake. Take U.S. Highway 395 north from Mammoth Lakes and turn right onto State Highway 120 just before Lee Vining. Follow the signs to Navy Beach.

No kayak? No worries. Caldera Kayaks offers guided natural history tours of Mono Lake and provides all the gear you’ll need. You’ll follow a guide along the shoreline, through the tufa towers and to the inlet of Rush Creek. No experience is required, but a sense of adventure helps. The Mono Lake Committee also offers naturalist tours in canoes.

Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals