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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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1 day ago

Who loves a little winter fishing???? We've got it year-round here!!Out side enjoying the lower Owens River. Snow storms are rare in the Owens Valley. Snow only lasts a few days at the most. Photo by @leviaguilera_photography ... See MoreSee Less

Who loves a little winter fishing???? Weve got it year-round here!!

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Glad to see L A didn’t get all the Owens valley water!

Beautiful background !

Looks cold, but what a great place.

always did ice fishing onway to bridgport

plenty of brown trout,large trout at bridgport res

He should wear one of those wrist bands or forehead bands which shows his temperature so he can regulate. Risky sports have science to make them safer.

Love to go fishing in this stream ! Look at the great snow.😁

Refreshing, stunning, incredibly beautiful and the bestest fishing ever ! I love Bishop !😲👍🇺🇸🦅🇺🇸🎅☃️🎄💥

Oh yea!! He’s gettin them native Browns right there!!

Benton crossing?

That looks so amazing

Jo Nathan we need to go asap!

Do you know where your legs are?

Is that you Josh Beck?

Fred Powers


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2 days ago

When it’s Monday and it’s hard to tell which way is up!
Beautiful shot Sean B Plunkett!!
#visitbishop #bishopBIGbackyard
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When it’s Monday and it’s hard to tell which way is up! 
Beautiful shot Sean B Plunkett!!
#visitbishop #bishopBIGbackyard

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Beautiful shot, Betsy 💛

There are no "#Mondays" in Bishop! or at least there are no bad Mondays!

Did someone say puzzle, it would be beautiful and fun to do.

Is this MillPond? Beautiful reflections.

Amazing photo!

Truly lovely

Awesome picture

beautiful winter scene


Gorgeous photo!

So beautiful.


Flip the picture upside down and it looks exactly the same!


Gorgeous ❤


Beautiful picture



So pretty!

Very nice!!!!

Nice picture.

This is STUNNING AND SURPRISING! It's like having two lakes and two skies! 😊😀❤💜


Magnificent picture! Such beauty!

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5 days ago

Current views: Looking to the north with ominous dark clouds, and to the east to see beautiful blue sky and the snowy White Mountains. This place is wild.
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Current views: Looking to the north with ominous dark clouds, and to the east to see beautiful blue sky and the snowy White Mountains. This place is wild. 
#visitbishop #bishopBIGbackyard

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Makes for a great diverse back yard.

Love the pics! Thanks so much for sharing, makes those of us not there feel warm and makes me smile!

Wish I could spend more time up there. I just got back and miss the wild weather we had last week already. Every season brings new beauty.

Beautiful views

LG Cavyell Look at those Happy cows!! Wish I was there instead of here.....


Wow, there is so much of BISHOP I would love to see! SOMEDAY....😕😀😊

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6 days ago

Who’s coming???That feeling when you get Mule Days tickets for Christmas! 🎄 ... See MoreSee Less

Who’s coming???

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I love Mule Days

Love to come.

Daniel Young

Nick Chudilowsky

When is it? Always wanted to go there.



Love Mule Days

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7 days ago

Snowshoeing through a winter wonderland!! Our backyard is AMAZING, right??
Thanks @sierraimpressions for this beautiful shot.
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Snowshoeing through a winter wonderland!! Our backyard is AMAZING, right??
Thanks @sierraimpressions for this beautiful shot.
#visitbishop #bishopBIGbackyard

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Love the idea, but would not be snowshoeing alone. The fact that the weather changes so quickly in the Sierra's is my caution card.

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