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Mono Basin is full of natural things to see. Besides the magnificent Tufa, there are the Mono Basin Volcanoes, and the Panum Crater. The Mono Basin map will show you how to get around. A great place to start this tour is at the Visitor Center.

Hiking, swimming, boating, and cross-country skiing are just a few of the many activities you can enjoy at this unusual lake. The Tufa at Mono Lake are the showpiece of your visit to Mono Lake. The local springs contain calcium and when mixed with the high concentration of carbonate create the tufa which rise up out of the water. There are great forest ranger guided trips at Mono Lake, so stop by the visitor centers go get information and get on one of the tours.