Mono City is a small, residential community on the northwest shore of Mono Lake just a few minutes north of Lee Vining at the junction of U.S. Highway 395 and S.R. 167.

The community lies at an elevation of 6,768 feet.

Home to about 172 rugged residents, Mono City denizens live in one of the county’s more moderate climates, where growing a garden is possible.

Residents prize their rural lifestyle, their wide-open spaces and what is quite probably has some of the best views in the state, if not the country.

To the east, the rugged and remote White Mountains, home of the state’s second highest peak, White Mountain, dominates the skyline.

To the south, the iconic tufa spires and turquoise crystalline waters of the 70-square mile inland sea called Mono Lake fill the Mono Basin, providing a critical stopover for migrating birds and a lifeline to the entire population of California Gulls, which nest safe from predators on the two islands in the lake.

To the southwest, the high Sierra, dominated by June Mountain, Bloody Mountain, Mount Morrison and dozens more, fill the sky.

Most of Mono City’s working residents commute to work in Mammoth or to other jobs within Mono County.

Mono County Paramedic Station 2
2380 Hwy 158
June Lake, CA 93529
(760) 648-7234
24-Hour Station: (760) 648-7234

Lee Vining Volunteer Fire Department
55 Mattly Avenue
Lee Vining, CA 93541
(760) 647-6400

Mammoth Hospital
85 Sierra Park Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 934-3311

Lee Vining High School
51710 US Highway 395,
Lee Vining, CA 93541
(760) 647-6366

Lee Vining Elementary School
132 Lee Vining Ave.
Lee Vining, CA 93541-0270
(760) 647-6460

Southern California Edison
(800) 655-4555

Lundy Mutual Water Co
PO Box 323
Lee Vining, CA 93541
(760) 924-4605

Verizon: (800) 922-0204,
AT&T: (800) 331-0500,
Frontier Communications: 800-921-8101,

Race Communications: (877) 722-3833, (760) 873-4377,

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority/ESTA
703 Airport Rd
Bishop, CA 93515
(760) 872-1901 or (800) 922-1930

The CREST Bus runs several days a week between Reno, Nevada and Lancaster, California along U.S. Highway 395. The bus can make stops in all communities along this route.

Lee Vining Airport
650 Airport Road
93541 Lee Vining, CA
(760) 932-5440

Mammoth Yosemite Airport
1300 Airport Rd
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 934-3813

Lee Vining Mono County Library
90 West Granite Avenue
Lee Vining, CA 93541
(760) 648-7284

Community Center

Lee Vining Community Center
296 Mattly Ave
Lee Vining, CA 93541
(760) 647-6009