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Bishop, California

Small Town with a Big Backyard
~ Where All Are Welcome

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Bishop, California

Small Town with a Big Backyard
~ Where All Are Welcome

Bishop, California

Small Town with a Big Backyard
~ Where All Are Welcome

Bishop, California

Small Town with a Big Backyard
~ Where All Are Welcome

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Mule Days

May 23-28, 2017. Get a sneak peek of the biggest weekend in Bishop! Mule Days happens every Memorial Day. Enjoy Bishop with its boundless recreation and tradition – a small town with a big backyard!  For show tickets and onsite camping, call 760-872-4263 or visit www.muledays.org.

Bishop California Hotel Lodging

Bishop Lodging

21 Great Lodging Options! Whether on a relaxing fishing trip, outdoor adventure, or just passing through, Bishop is a wonderful place to stay. Find a room at a downtown Hotel, Hostel, Inn, Bed & Breakfast or venture up to Bishop Creek.

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General Trout Season Opener

All lakes and streams are open for trout fishing beginning Saturday April 29 through November 15.

Transportation

Bishop is located in the very middle of California, where Highways 6 and 395 intersect and also offers public transportation and shuttle options. Whether you’re traveling from Southern or Northern California, or a major city in Nevada, you’ll drive 4 1/2 to 5 hours to reach Bishop. We hope you enjoy your journey!

Elevation

At 4,150 ft (1,260 m) above sea level, the natural environment of Bishop changes quickly from the high desert sage and arid climate of the wide open Owens Valley floor to an alpine wonderland of pine forest, rushing streams and gorgeous deep-blue lakes surrounded by the mighty mountain peaks of the Eastern Sierra.

Population

The “greater Bishop area,” which includes unincorporated nearby neighborhoods such as West Bishop, Meadow Creek-Dixon Lane, Wilkerson Ranch, Rocking K, Mustang Mesa and Round Valley includes an additional 11,000 residents.

Climate

If you need to warm your back, Bishop is a welcomed retreat with much (much) warmer weather than Mammoth. With 5.18″ average yearly precipitation and only 6 inches of snow, Bishop makes the perfect combo vacation – ski, golf, fish and bike year-round.