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Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve

Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
Mono Lake's "South Tufa" area
Map showing the location of Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
Location Mono County, USA
Nearest city Lee Vining, California
Established 1984
Governing body California Department of Parks and Recreation
Close-up of tufa columns

Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve is located near Yosemite National Park within Mono County, in eastern California. It was established in 1981[1] by the California State Legislature to preserve the natural limestone "tufa tower" formations at Mono Lake.[2]


  • Access 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


California State Park Rangers were charged with conducting interpretive talks and tours along the shores of Mono Lake, as well as protecting the resources. In 1984 the Federal Government designated surrounding lands as the Mono Basin National Scenic Area.[3][4] Since that time visitor services have been offered as a cooperative effort between these two agencies, as well as the Mono Lake Committee.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Tufa Towers: Mono's Magnificent Monuments". About Mono Lake. Mono Lake Committee. Retrieved 2009-12-11. 
  2. ^ California State Parks Official site
  3. ^ USFS contributors (2009). "Special Places". Inyo National Forest. United States Forest Service. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  4. ^ "Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area 25th Anniversary Commemoration and "Mono Lake Trail" Ribbon Cutting". United States Forest Service. Retrieved 2009-12-11. 
  5. ^ "Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area Visitor Center". Mono Lake Committee. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 

External links

  • websiteMono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserveofficial
  • websiteMono Basin National Forest Scenic Areaofficial
  • Mono Lake Scenic Area Visitor Center
  • CA.Parks: Mono Lake tufa tower images
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