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Bishop, California

Small Town with a Big Backyard

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Bishop, California

Small Town with a Big Backyard

Bishop, California

Small Town with a Big Backyard

Bishop, California

Small Town with a Big Backyard

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Sneak Peek Video

Get a sneak peek of your ultimate Eastern Sierra California vacation. The Sierra and White Mountains loom high above Bishop, California. Heads must tilt back to take it all in; natural beauty, boundless recreation, tradition – a small town with a big backyard!

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.

Please Come Home for Christmas!

You’re invited to join Bishop California’s festive holiday events! A Small Town Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting and 2nd Annual Railroad Express. Parade entry forms and Street of Lights merchant registration forms are due by Monday, November 21st.

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.