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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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History & Heritage

Reflect History, find keepsakes in downtown Bishop, and check out what remains of the old west in a town called Laws. Take a ride on a train! Saturdays from 10:30-2:30

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.

Fall Colors Car Show Bishop CA

Fall Colors Car Show

October 6-8, hosted by Owens Valley Cruisers Car Club.  Don’t miss hundreds of classic cars at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop;  Show & Shine, Main Street Cruising, Poker Run & Fun!  Plus Altrusa’s Fine Art Show, the Choo Choo Swap Meet and the big parking lot DANCE PARTY!

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Hiking with dogs in the Eastern Sierra

One of the best things about living in and visiting the eastern Sierra are the thousands of acres of public land available for recreating. These mountains, valleys, and tablelands allow us incredible freedom in the ways we can visit them, including bringing our dogs...

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Guide to Fall Color Spotting from Behind the Lens

Outside on the Eastside Fall is long in the Eastern Sierra. The topography of the region provides a slow shift into winter that starts first at the higher elevations and descends slowly over the open plains of the Owens Valley below. The cooling begins in September as...

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Fabulous Fall Fun in the Eastern Sierra

Fall in the Eastern Sierra begins with an almost imperceptible change and the air feels refreshingly smooth and silky on the skin. A magical light has a clarity and crispness that brings colors into brighter focus. Lethargy is replaced by energy and, although the days...

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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.