From Lee Vining travel 5.4 miles south on US 395 to State Route 120. Go east on SR 120 4.6 miles to Test Station Rd., turn left on Test Station Rd. and go 1 mile to South Tufa parking lot. It is a short hike to Mono Lake's edge and the South Tufa.
Just before sunrise and a little after are the best times to photograph the lake and tufa. Also picking a day when there is no wind and some clouds makes for great picture taking opportunities!!