Most people who choose to make Mono County their home are choosing a way of life and a set of values that include some of the most important things in life: Fresh air, clean water, sunshine, safe communities…and access to unsurpassed outdoor recreation and natural beauty. For many people, playing in the great outdoors and doing what they really love – whether that’s photography, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, kayaking, bird watching, cycling, skiing or snowboarding – is when they are the happiest, when they truly feel alive.
Topaz Lake is an outdoor paradise for camping, fishing, boating, water skiing and off-roading. Topaz is located on the very northern tip of Mono County, bordered by Douglas County in the State of Nevada. Topaz lake is fed by the famous West Walker River, well known for its great fishing from the last Saturday of April through the last day of September. Topaz is also popular with boaters and water skiers. You can find picnic grounds, camping, boat launch facilities on the north east shore of the lake and also amenities and gaming at the nearby Topaz Lodge Casino.
The peaceful, beautiful ranch towns of Coleville and Walker, located in the northern part of Mono County, offer hikers, cyclists, joggers, horseback riders, and off road adventurers plenty of space to experience nature at its best. Following the West Walker River, there is a wide variety of 1960’s-style motor court motels, rustic cabins, RV Parks and campgrounds available for visitors who come to enjoy the outdoor activities and scenic beauty of the area. Both communities offer dining options, shops and amenities.
The community of Bridgeport serves as the Mono County seat. Once known as "Big Meadows" for its fertile and open grazing land, Bridgeport California today is the hub of a year round vacation paradise. The community is rich in history, recreation, and scenic beauty. Surrounded by vast National Forest lands and the Sawtooth Range, this section of Mono County is an unspoiled recreational playground with pristine lakes, rivers, streams and hot springs. Naturally, there's great fishing, hunting, hiking, cross country skiing, snowmobile trails and horseback adventures.
The High Sierra community of Lee Vining is a very friendly town located in the central part of Mono County. Lee Vining is the ideal vacation headquarters or location for a potential business. Lee Vining is the eastern gateway for Tioga Pass and Yosemite National Park, home to Mono Lake, and a short distance from Bodie State historic park (the official state ghost town), the June Lake Loop, and Mammoth Lakes. Lee Vining has excellent lodging and dining options, amenities and ample year-round recreational opportunity, as well as an elementary and secondary school.
The intimate lakeside mountain village of June Lake, California is located on the southern rim of the Mono Basin in the Eastern Sierra along the paved, two-lane Highway 158, also known as the June Lake Loop. Nestled at the base of spectacular mountains at an elevation of 7,600 feet, June Lake offers 17 lodges, eight restaurants, four lakes, and endless opportunities for memory-making adventures.