Mono Basin National Scenic Area
The Mono Basin National Scenic Area is a protected area in Eastern California that surrounds Mono Lake and the northern half of the Mono Craters volcanic field. It is administered by the Inyo National Forest as a unit of the National Forest Scenic Area program, under the U.S. Forest Service.
Mono Basin became the first National Scenic Area in the United States in 1984.
A variety of activities and exhibits introduce the natural and human history of the Mono Basin. A twenty-minute film, an interactive exhibit hall, two art galleries and a Book Store are available inside.
- USFS contributors (2009). "Inyo National Forest: Special Places". United States Forest Service. Retrieved 2010-02-07.
- Mono Lake Scenic Area Visitor Center
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mono Lake.|
- Official Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area website
- Mono Lake Scenic Area Visitor Center website
- Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve website
- CA.Parks: Mono Lake tufa tower images
- The short film Of Ice and Fire: The Mono Basin (1992) is available for free download at the Internet Archive [more]