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If you’re a pet parent, one of the first things you’ll want to know about an area before you pay it a visit, is whether it is pet friendly or not.

We know that your dog is a part of your family, and when you travel to new places you want to bring him with you to experience the new area.

Therefore it’s important that there are dog-friendly restaurants, hotels and plenty of great areas to go for a walk.

Bishop is a very dog-friendly city with plenty of places to keep you and your four-legged friend happy. Here are three things to do with your pup while you’re visiting Bishop.

Play in the Park

If you don’t have time to take your dog out to one of the wonderfully wild places which surrounds Bishop in every direction, then Bishop has a great dog park. Bishop Dog Park is a non-profit corporation which provides a safe, well-maintained and fenced place where dogs can play and exercise off-leash.

The dog park offers two different areas, one for small dogs and one for large dogs. This is a great place to go and let some steam off with your dog, take a frisbee or ball and you could spend hours playing fetch.

There are a few rules to bear in mind when using Bishop Dog Park with your pooch. Your dog must be licensed and vaccinated, they must also be leashed when entering and exiting the park. Dogs must be well behaved and removed from the park at the first sign of aggression. You also can’t take puppies under four months old or any food into the dog park.

Beer Tasting with your Best Tail-Wagger

If you’re looking for somewhere to eat and you’re a beer lover, you’ll be happy to hear that Mountain Rambler Brewery allows you to bring along any well behaved dogs.

This small mountain town brewery also has a restaurant so you can grab a bite to eat whilst tasting some world class craft beer. They usually have around 6 beers on tap at any one time, and they are changed every week or two.

They also host special events from time to time so if you get lucky you and your dog might be able to experience one of those.

There are also plenty of other options for dining out with your dog.

Staying Over with your Pooch

There are also a good number of dog friendly places to stay in Bishop, some charge a fee and others
don’t. Here are a few popular options:

    • The Vagabond Inn is a modern and convenient hotel has plenty of comfortable rooms and also a dog playground area.
    • El Rancho Motel is located within walking distance of Bishop Dog Park.
    • The Trees Motel has a rustic feel to it, and they offer rooms with kitchenettes if you plan on staying for a little longer.
    • The Cielo Hotel is a pet-friendly stylish and modern hotel ideally located to allow you and your dog to explore the surrounding areas.
    • The Holiday Inn Express is located just next to Bishop City Park.

Visiting Bishop with Your Dog

Known as being a small town with a big backyard, there are plenty of beautiful walks to enjoy in the surrounding area, such as in Inyo Forest.

However, if you’re looking for something a bit closer to Bishop, there are a few different canal walks on the outskirts.

As always, when visiting anywhere in or on the outskirts of Bishop, it’s really important to abide by each places specific pet rules, and general dog etiquette.

Always pick up after your dog, even when you’re out in natural places in the middles of nowhere. Keep your pooch on a leash when you’re in Bishop, and ensure that you are always respectful of other people, animals and wildlife.

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4 days ago

We are buried in smoke again today, so we thought it would be fun to share a little about how the names of some of the towns in the Eastern Sierra came about. Thank you, California High Sierra for the article!
californiahighsierra.com/trips/california-high-sierra-towns-the-origin-of-their-names/
Photo by Amy Leist
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We are buried in smoke again today, so we thought it would be fun to share a little about how the names of some of the towns in the Eastern Sierra came about. Thank you, California High Sierra for the article!
https://californiahighsierra.com/trips/california-high-sierra-towns-the-origin-of-their-names/
Photo by Amy Leist

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Wow... been a good long while since I’ve been to Bishop. Their high school team was in our league (I went to Tehachapi High) and we traveled there for some football games — something like a 5-6 hour drive each way if I recall correctly. A tough team to beat also. I’m betting it hasn’t changed all that much over all these years (circa late ‘60s).

I'm so sorry the smoke is bad there still. I missed my annual visit this year. It's on my to do list for next year.

We can see it over the Spring Mountains to the West/NW here in Las Vegas. Fortunately, not much of it made it into the LV valley.

Would LOVE to move there if my hubby can find a job nearby!

We left this morning. Not only is it very smokey the smell of smoke is incredible. I don't smoke and I was ready to light up.

Nice photo. That's the real West.

Miss Bishop, Lone Pine, Big Pine, Tinnamaha campground!!!!

No, that is where the theater and Joseph’s used to be. Joseph’s has been gone for some time now. Penny’s is now Dollar General. Unfortunately a lot of vacant stores. Hi Kent!❤️

Hello and good morning. I am planning to drive up to Bishop from Southern California. The main purpose is to see fall colors. May I know if the fall colors are still at peak this coming next two weeks or is it past peak? Thank you for your advice/suggestions.

We were just there.😔

We have to leave too, I almost threw up it was so bad, got to Lee Vining and blue fresh air..take care of yourselves

so sorry for the smoke crazy time for all this year.

I spent a week here and didn't get to see the beauty through the smoke 😏

When was this picture taken, Sunday at 6 am ? never seen it this quiet.

Awesome pic! I wish a Main Street business had a rooftop deck so you can eat with that exact same view!

No smoke in the photo. ??

Is this an old photo? Joseph’s market was the only market back when we lived in Bishop in 1969.

It’s still Smokey? Where is the smoke coming from ?

Beautiful town

I always love to go threw Bishop.

Went thru Bishop yesterday, it was terribly Smokey 😪💚

I wish it was still small !

Does bishop still have a jack in the box

My favorite place ❤️

Isnt that the Old JC Penney store?

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1 week ago

Wonder if this little sheep was as grateful as we were for a view of the mountains this morning??!! Happy Friday! From Bishop, with love ❤️
#keepbishopsafe #mttom
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Wonder if this little sheep was as grateful as we were for a view of the mountains this morning??!! Happy Friday! From Bishop, with love ❤️
#keepbishopsafe #mttom

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Wonderful vacation destination

And a free thinker! This is Good!

🙏praying that it stays like this 💖

I miss Bishop so much and living there too 😢😉❤️

This is one of my favorite places to take pictures when I lived in Bishop. There’s many more.

Sigh. Bishop. Love it.

See you next week little sheep

We loved our visit to Bishop

Miss bishop fun times there

Nice!!!

Oh how I love that view

It was beautiful

Love Bishop

👍

Need snow on them things!

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1 week ago

In case you are wondering what roads and campgrounds are open, here is the latest, as of yesterday, October 14th:
www.sierrawave.net/state-of-inyo-roads-and-campgrounds-whats-open-closed-oct-14
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In case you are wondering what roads and campgrounds are open, here is the latest, as of yesterday, October 14th:
https://www.sierrawave.net/state-of-inyo-roads-and-campgrounds-whats-open-closed-oct-14

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I've been on that same road every year at this time...

It sure was smoky today.

Still hazy there.😥

I love the West.

Beautiful picture thanks for sharing 🙂🙂❤❤

We always used to stay at Brown’s Millpond Campground just north of Bishop. Very nice private campground with a stream running through it. So many wonderful memories from Mule Days!

Up her for 4 day little smoke but really nice trees turning colors

It's the hunting and fishing Road 🏞️🎣🏕️🌌🤠🥰

Love Bishop and the surrounding mountains !!!

Hwy 168 going to Lake Sabrina, North and South lakes?

With I was there.

maybe next weekend any hotel suggestions?

Johanna Atwell

GOD HOW I WISH I WAS ON THAT ROAD... CAREFREE HIWAY...

Lots of nice smoke.....

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1 week ago

The Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance is hosting a virtual 5K walk and fun run this year!!! Going on NOW!! You can do it from WHEREVER you are!!!Hello Friends!☺️
💥 ESCA 20th Annual 5K Walk & Fun Run! 💥October 11-17th! Virtual Edition!
Please LIKE and SHARE this flyer with your friends and family!
Thank you for your continued support! ☺️
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The Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance is hosting a virtual 5K walk and fun run this year!!! Going on NOW!! You can do it from WHEREVER you are!!!

1 week ago

Dog days of summer or fall??!!
Last weekend we had warm temps and blue skies again. Fingers crossed we get some more blue skies this weekend!

Photo by Amanda Zhang
#NorthLake #fallcolors #keepbishopsafe
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Dog days of summer or fall??!! 
Last weekend we had warm temps and blue skies again. Fingers crossed we get some more blue skies this weekend!

Photo by Amanda Zhang
#NorthLake #fallcolors #keepbishopsafe

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I heard the colors have peaked in this area. Is it still worth visiting or are there other good spots to hit up?

Beautiful picture.

Wonderful vacation destination

Beautiful

Beautiful picture! Cute dog!

North Lake?

Looking good

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