Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center
Area Status: Closed
At the Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area Visitor Center, view exhibits on Mono Lake history, wildlife, geology, and explore the interpretive trail. Purchase Interagency passes, rent bear canisters, and obtain several types of permits here: wilderness, campfire, and fuelwood collection.
Our partners at the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA) operate the bookstore, with a comprehensive selection of books and maps of the region. Revenue from sales of these items helps support interpretative programs.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closed for the season|
|Operational Hours:||Closed for the season.|
|Permit Info:||Fuel wood and campfire permits available. Link to wilderness permit printing instructions. Click here for SNO-Park permits, not available at this facility.|
|Closest Towns:||Lee Vining, CA|
|Passes:||America The Beautiful Passes also known as interagency passes. Military, Senior Annual or Lifetime, General Annual, Access passes are available when Forest Service staff are present.|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||(760) 647-3044|
Located half a mile north of Lee Vining, California, on the east side of highway 395. The visitor center overlooks Mono Lake.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information