We kayaked Mono lake last summer and will go again THIS summer. Anyone want to meet me there? Nice kayaking, interesting, can get VERY windy. See: http://thesierraweb.com/leevining/kayak.html http://www.calderakayak.com/ http://www.ceres.ca.gov/sierradsp/mono.html Camping and Boating The State Reserve is surrounded by the Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area, operated by the Forest Service. There are no campgrounds in the State Reserve or the Scenic Area. Dispersed camping is permitted in most of the Scenic Area outside the exposed lake bed lands. Campfire permits are required. Established campgrounds are located in Lundy Canyon, Lee Vining Canyon, and the June Lake Loop. All types of boating are permitted on Mono Lake, although access is restricted to Negit and Paoha Islands between April 1 and August 1 each year to protect the nesting gulls. It is advisable to stay near shore while boating, and to be alert for sudden high winds.
We recommend launching canoes and kayaks at Navy Beach, on the south shore, where a parking lot is close to the water. For those with boats too large to carry, a launch ramp is available near Lee Vining Creek. Stop by the Scenic Area Visitor Center for directions.