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Camping Successfully With Kids

Camping Successfully With Kids

Have your kids outgrown camping your backyard? Bring them for a camping vacation in our big backyard. Here in the Eastern Sierra, Bishop has many wonderful options for camping that offer the gamut from full hookups to dispersed camping. Camping is a great way to...
All the Ins & Outs of Camping in Bishop Creek Canyon

All the Ins & Outs of Camping in Bishop Creek Canyon

It’s not a secret, but it certainly is a best-kept area – especially for camping. Bishop Creek Canyon is a large area of about 30 square miles where the North, Middle, and South Forks of Bishop Creek drain down toward the Owens Valley. At the head of each fork...
10 Perfect Places for Spring Camping around Bishop

10 Perfect Places for Spring Camping around Bishop

You’re getting the itch to go camping in the Eastern Sierra, but unless you’re the hardy winter camping sort it’s a little too early to head up into the high country. Perhaps you bought some new gear recently or you need to dust off the old stuff and get things...

Camping

Camping Near Bishop, CA Fire RestrictionsInyo National Forest and Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office Enter Fire Restrictions Inyo National Forest Restrictions - Learn More   KNOW BEFORE YOU GO! Early reservations for campsites are highly recommended....
Activities During Inyo National Forest Closure

Activities During Inyo National Forest Closure

The following represents options to give guests when the Inyo National Forest is closed to visitor use.   The list below describes alternative outdoor opportunities which and indoor use when the wind shifts and is too smoky to be outdoors due to wildfire activity.  In...

Ancient Bristlecone DEV

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest The oldest living non-clonal organisms on the planet live near Bishop You’ve arrived. Well done! This page will guide you on when, where, and how to see the world’s oldest living things. Not many people...
Waterfalls of the Eastern Sierra

Waterfalls of the Eastern Sierra

The sound and scene of flowing water, particularly when it’s falling over a rocky cliff or cascading down a rocky chute, instills a sense of wonder and peace. We’ve created an extensive guide to show where each of the noteworthy falls is located and how best to see, photograph, and get near them. Some of our beautiful falls can be seen from vista points along mountain roads that will take you well into the alpine and sub-alpine regions of the Sierra Nevada. Many more can only be seen from hiking trails within our national forest and wilderness areas. A visit to a wild and scenic waterfall in the Sierra Nevada is an extraordinary experience.

2 Days. 2 Nights. 20 Iconic Images.

2 Days. 2 Nights. 20 Iconic Images.

The Eastern Sierra is one of the most photographed regions in California. It’s a land of contrasts and opportunity. There are obvious and well-known scenes and settings, and there are hidden gems. If a photograph is worth a thousand words, here’s a challenge to create a visual story worth 20,000 words.

The challenge is #2days20photos

Protect. Preserve. Participate. Perpetuate.

Protect. Preserve. Participate. Perpetuate. Protect. Preserve. Participate. Perpetuate. Welcome! Do you know that spending time in nature improves your overall health? We all know that being in nature makes us feel good, but does it actually make us better? Numerous...

Big Pine Creek

Big Pine Lakes Region North Fork of Big Pine Creek This page will guide you on when, where, and how to see the last glacier in California. Following the north fork of Big Pine Creek, a runner’s ideal trail steadily climbs through pine and birch forest to a series of...
Returning to the Outdoors!

Returning to the Outdoors!

Who has the Right of Way? Camping, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities offer the ability to self-isolate, social distance, and get outdoors. Outdoor activities, whether it be exercise or recreation, are proven to reduce stress and anxiety levels and can be very refreshing for the soul.

Natural History

Natural History

Natural History Natural History of the Eastern Sierra “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” ~ Vincent van Gogh. Welcome to our Natural History page, where you can take a quick virtual visit to the many intriguing places in our beautiful big...

South Lake Road Reconstruction Planned for 2020

 Significant Impacts to Access, Parking The South Lake Road Reconstruction is planned for the 2020 season under a funding request from Inyo County. The road will be re-paved and needs significant repairs for safety and includes a new bicycle staging area. The Inyo...

Waterfalls of the Eastern Sierra

Waterfalls Waterfalls of the Eastern Sierra We love waterfalls and we think you might too. So, we’re delighted you’ve found our page all about waterfalls in the Eastern Sierra. The sound and scene of flowing water, particularly when it’s falling over a rocky cliff or...

Hot Springs

Hot Springs Hot Springs The Eastern Sierra is very interesting place geologically speaking. We have obivous fault lines that you can see in the Owens River Gorge, as well as the Tablelands plateau. We are in a vallley in between the Sierra Nevada range and the White...

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest The oldest living non-clonal organisms on the planet live near Bishop You’ve arrived. Well done! This page will guide you on when, where, and how to see the world’s oldest living things. Not many people...

Events

Event Hosting Create Your Special Event in BishopWhere wishes come true and beautiful memories are made.IntroThere’s a lot to consider when you plan a special event. One of the many details that could ensure your event is a great success … is the location! Bishop is...

Night Sky

Night Sky 2021 Night Sky Featured Events A look at some of the top celestial events of 2021. Don’t miss these amazing astronomical events: FEBRUARY 11, 2021 – Venus/Jupiter Conjunction (just before sunrise) APRIL 27, 2021 – Full Supermoon MAY 26,...

Stargazing Hotspot Guide

Along US Highway 395 from Lone Pine, 60 miles south of Bishop, to Mono Lake, 66 miles north of Bishop, there are innumerable places to stop, hike, bivvy for a few hours, or camp overnight for stargazing. Follow the stars on the map to see the locations of these great...

Wildflowers

Wildflowers Wildflowers Wildflowers When Do Wildflowers Bloom in Death Valley, Owens Valley and the Eastern Sierra? Congratulations!  We have prepared some easy and quick directions for you to find great wildflowers in Southern California’s deserts and mountains....
Bishop by the Water (Part 3)

Bishop by the Water (Part 3)

Photo: @lanedumm on Instagram “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water,” — Loren Eiseley. Payahǖǖnadǖ. “Place of flowing water.” (Numic) The place of flowing water is the Owens Valley, as it is now more commonly known. It was once a wet, flood...
Papoose Flat Quick Guide

Papoose Flat Quick Guide

Photo: Evan Thomas @exploreabitmore Intro Papoose Flat is known for its unique landscape of randomly isolated granite spires that dot the flat, and for the marvelous views of the Sierra Nevada crest and Owens Valley below. It is situated almost directly above Tinemaha...
Bishop by Land (Part 2)

Bishop by Land (Part 2)

Photo: @hatchetthejeep It may seem obvious to drive, run, walk, hike or ride in the Eastern Sierra. But do you know how much land there is to cover and how many ways there are to do it? Here’s an overview of the region to give you a sense of how much adventure awaits...