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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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6 days ago

Sunrise or sunset??? We sure love seeing our beautiful backyard in such incredible light.
Thank you, @verticalvibrations for capturing this shot!
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Sunrise or sunset??? We sure love seeing our beautiful backyard in such incredible light. 
Thank you, @verticalvibrations for capturing this shot!
#KeepInyoOpen #KeepBishopOpen

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Wow beautiful picture. Love the High Sierras ❤❤❤

Gorgeous 😍 spent 4th of July weekend there and I have to say I am in love with Bishop. I can't wait to go back and explore more 😃

California From Palm Springs to Lee Vining and beyond, east of the Sierra Nevada, has perhaps the most stunning visual landscapes in the whole U.S. I am sorry I can never go back there. The people there ruined the experience for me. I was born there, and people from New York, Chicago, Boston, Florida, Arkansas, etc, were all telling me how it was going to be. Between them, the asskicking rednecks, and the thieving hippies, we had to go. Haven't been back except to visit and for funerals since. Going on 51 years.

Sunset

Sunset

Beautifil peaceful land.

Ye goode sunrise shot of Long Lake with Mount Goode?

Beautiful picture 😊😊❤❤

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Awesome!

Beautiful 👍

I can’t wait to move there in about a year. 😎

Miss this our normally 3 trips has not happened,due to the virus.

just got home from there.😊

Perfect picture. <3

Cant wait til I'm home 😍😍

So beautiful 😍

I never got tired of the magnificent views

Just gorgeous!

Love it!

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Sunrise

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Rise! 🙂

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7 days ago

The view from near Bishop Pass... endless amounts of lakes, mountains, blue sky and smiles. Is this on your bucket list??
Thanks, @janarenee27 for sharing this photo!
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The view from near Bishop Pass... endless amounts of lakes, mountains, blue sky and smiles. Is this on your bucket list??
Thanks, @janarenee27 for sharing this photo!
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Beautiful, always loved being in the Bishop area, and always stop in at Schats Bakery

One of my favorite backpack routes. From there like to go on to chocolate lakes. Miss those adventures.

We go every year in October when the fall colors are spectacular! 😎😎❤️❤️

What a jaw drop picture. Thank you for sharing this picture !

Ted Mowatt, I have to take you here.....so much more to see. We would need to be there for a entire month! Or we could just move there and take our time ;-)

Oh, I love the view. I've been there and loved the view then, too!!

Not this time of year A great place any other time of the year

Been there did North Lake to South Lake loop it was awesome.

What lakes are those actually a this part of ansel Adams wilderness area

Always stop at the Schats Bakery when in Bishop area.Beautiful country ❣️❣️

Great loop ... South Lake to North Lake via the John Muir trail.

What a gorgeous view!

My favorite place be soon there

Awesome picture.. Thank you for sharing!

I think I may need to go there!

The people & the bakery!

Beautiful countryside

Breath taking and wonderous.

Been there love it

Beautiful Picture

Can We travel there yet? I'm in Sonoma County

BREATHTAKING BEAUTY

Beautiful Bishop🧡

How amazing!

I’d like to hike up here sometime. 😎

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1 week ago

Sending a little sunshine to all of our friends near and far.
We sure do appreciate all of the support and love you are sending our way. What an amazing community of caring individuals we have!! #KeepBishopOpen #KeepInyoOpen
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We  sure do appreciate all of the support and love you are sending our way. What an amazing community of caring individuals we have!! #KeepBishopOpen #KeepInyoOpen 
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This picture ❤ makes me Happy Thank you

Hope all is going well in Bishop. We’ve been holding off visiting with these spikes in the virus. Hope this ends sooner than later. I hope your visitors are taking appropriate safety precautions to keep your community safe. 👍🏻👏🏻🙏🏻❤️🎣🐟😎🇺🇸

How lovely!

Can’t wait to get back!

It's so HOT here in Sonoma County

Marique Corsius en Merle Corsius...precies 52 weken geleden waren we op weg naar dit mooie dorpje...ons leven als camperaars begon 😍

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1 week ago

Do you love going into the backcountry? Here is a great video by Inyo Search and Rescue (SAR) reminding folks to please be smart about it.

From InyoSAR:
"With the start of what is sure to be a busy summer after months of Coronavirus lockdown, the STOP campaign was created to partner with visitors by supporting them to be prepared for their time in the mountains of Inyo County. The campaign's letters, STOP, stand for four key principles that, in the team's experience, will help people get back down the mountain safely.
The principles are:

S - Stay Together
T - Turn Around
O - Ownership
P - Prepare and Train

Although backcountry helicopter rescues capture headlines, in reality, helicopter rescues are extremely limited and risky. Inyo County Search and Rescue works with several excellent and capable helicopter agencies, but has no control of availability or other limiting factors such as high winds, heat, altitude, or
darkness.

Most people don’t know that many who call for rescues or use their emergency beacons to call SOS
actually aren’t in a life-threatening situation. Rather, many of these callers are not prepared for their mountain objective and are looking for an easy way out of an unexpected, but non-emergency predicament."

Let's do our part to stay safe!!
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