From Past to Present Explore the Vast Landscapes of Northern Mono County
7 Hours (Door-to-Door) – We’ll start our tour by visiting the June Lake Loop, where you’ll see why fisherman are so enthusiastic about coming back every summer. The next stop is Mono Lake. There, you’ll learn more about its interesting history and unique ecosystem. Finally, we’ll go back in time and experience a real ghost town that was once full of life and great expectations. The Bodie State Park tour is not to be missed!
June Lake Loop: The June Lake Loop leads you past June Lake, and the smaller Gull Lake, Silver Lake, and Grant Lake. In the winter these lakes are frozen over. In the summer they are a wonderful attraction for fishing, boating, and swimming. Silver Lake and Grant Lake are the most dramatic and there are many turnouts along the way to take in the views. The June Lake shores are dotted with the local businesses and popular swimming beaches.
Mono Lake and the Tufas: This inland sea is known for its bird population, scenic value and delicate tufa formations. The lake is located off U.S. 395, 30 miles north of Mammoth Lakes. The Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve offers interpretive tours of the shoreline, nature walks, slide shows and other activities.
Bodie State Historic Park: A genuine California gold-mining ghost town, at Bodie State Park, Visitors can walk down the deserted streets of a town that once had a population of 10,000 people. Only a small part of the town survives. Interiors remain as they were left and stocked with goods. Designated as a National Historic Site and a State Historic Park in 1962, the remains of Bodie are being preserved in a state of “arrested decay”. Today this once thriving mining camp is visited by tourists, howling winds and an occasional ghost!
June Lake, Mono Lake, and Bodie State Park Tour Details and Pricing
MAWS Transportation, also known as Mammoth All Weather Shuttle (MAWS), offers two types of Tours to see June and Mono Lake and Bodie State Park; group tours and private tours. Group tours are offered to combine multiple groups at the same time, giving you the opportunity to meet new folks and share the tour with others. Our private tours cater to one group only, where all the passengers know each other, and book the tour together. Whether you are booking into a group tour or scheduling a private tour, you will thoroughly enjoy your tour through the June Lake Loop, seeing the Tufa Towers at Mono Lake, and experiencing the Bodie Ghost Town!
All tours include the following:
- Pick-up time from your condo or hotel in Mammoth Lakes is between 7:30AM and 8:00AM, returning around 2:00PM and 2:30PM.
- Optional stop for lunch on our way back to Mammoth. You are also welcome to bring your own food and beverages as well.
What are the benefits of booking a private tour? Customized stops based on what you are most wanting to see and experience during the tour. Pick-up and drop-off times can be adjusted to better meet your needs. MAWS also offers additional stops and extended tours (based on availability). The biggest benefit is that you and your group will have the undivided attention of your guide all to yourselves!
Pricing for the June Lake, Mono Lake, and Bodie State Park Tour starts at $560.00 for the first 4 passengers to operate the tour, additional passenger or individual rate when joining a scheduled group is $139.00. Our tours can accommodate groups up to 14 passengers, and discounts are offered for larger groups. Book online or contact us for more information on pricing, scheduling, and availability.
5 Star Review on TripAdvisor
“mammoth lakes tour” – travelled to mammoth by air so didnt hire car when got there… wanted to get around but some lakes r not possible on the local bus service.. i saw mammoth lakes shuttle tours on internet and rang up… lucas who is the owner of company answered and booked me on tour for the next day bodie ghost town and mono lake silver lake an june lakes loop… was a fabulous day out bout 5hrs with door to door pick up…lucas was gr88 host and guide with plenty of chat and local knoweledge.. u get food and drink on the tour included…we saw some amazing things which i think u wouldnt see if u didnt know the area…prob best day of vacation ty lucas.. he also does tours to yosemite and will do private tours if u want to customise them urself… also doubles up as a taxi service and will take u anywhere.. la vegas reno etc…thanx again lucas.. mick an karen….. england…..
– doctor90 on 8/7/2015
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you sure can, we also offer complimentary child seats and boosters.
That depends, we will try to combine other guests in the van in order to give you the best price. However, private tours are available upon request, or if your group size is greater than 8 people.
Well, the park doesn’t like to promote itself as a haunted place, but there are several stories about ghosts.
No, lunch is on your own, however we do offer an optional stop for lunch on our way back. A local favorite is Whoa Nellie Deli.
In order to run our tours we have a three passenger minimum or we would need to collect payment equivalent of three passengers. If we have an existing tour and there are available seats, and the group has not requested a private tour, we would be happy to add you to that tour. If you are a solo traveler and would like to be added to a tour, or would like a private tour, please contact us for further information and availability.