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Everything you ever wanted to know about Bishop and were willing to ask!
Thank you for asking! Here’s what you need to know about planning a future trip to Bishop and play in our big backyard.
If you requested a printed copy of our FREE Bishop Area Visitor Guide, it will arrive in the mail in 7-10 days. (Note that we are only able to mail the guide to addresses within the United States and Canada.) If you just want to download the free PDF version to your computer or device, click on the image below.
Our visitor center is currently closed to walk-in visitors, but we welcome phone calls and emails with questions you may have about our area. We’re happy to help you plan a future trip and supply more detailed information about specific places to visit and things to do here when it’s safe to travel again. We can assure you that our staff is taking all the necessary precautions to stay well, keep surfaces clean and sanitized, and maintain the required distance apart during essential workdays in our offices.
We’re delighted that you’re interested in finding out about Bishop and our big backyard. This is a great time to learn about and plan for future trips to the many great destinations around the world. Bishop, nestled in the heart of the Eastern Sierra, is certainly one of the most beautiful outdoor recreation areas in California and the USA. We are also a gateway community to Death Valley National Park and Yosemite National Park, two of the most magnificent destinations in the world. Our regular guests tell us that they visit as often as possible. Sometimes they return to favorite places and other times they explore new spots. Our local residents are pleased and proud that we have so much space and beauty to share, but right now, we ask that you remain safe in your own home and community and make plans to visit us only when it is once again safe to do so.
In addition to the above brochure, which is available in print and digital formats, we have a number of other great digital maps and guides that can be downloaded at your convenience. Click on each of these images to access a PDF download.
These great guides below by our associates and partners are also available for download. Click on each link for access to these valuable resources.
- Back Country Fishing Guide
- Backroad Tours in the Eastern Sierra
- Bishop Mural Map
- Explore the Eastern Sierra Scenic Byway Map and description. The Eastern Sierra Scenic Byway is a partnership sponsored and supported by the Coalition for United Recreation in the Eastern Sierra (CURES).
- Inyo County Campground Map shows all of the campgrounds (public and private) and RV parks.
But wait there’s more!
We’ve created some great comprehensive guide pages and articles on our website about adventures and activities in our area. If you’re interested in the night sky or cycling, or you’d like to go trekking and find waterfalls, or you want to visit the world’s oldest living things then check out these pages. Find out about hand crafted local products on our art page or explore fall colors and spring wildflowers on the pages dedicated to these miracles of nature. Get a taste of our local gastronomy and celebrate culture and our western heritage. This information will keep you busy and enthralled until it’s time to come and visit us.
- A World of Good Food
- Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
- Art Matters
- Camping with kids
- Fall Colors
- Fishing with kids
- Mountain Biking
- Night Sky
- Road Cycling
And don’t forget to check out all our great lodging options.
Read and study these pages, download the brochures and maps, and plan a future trip to Bishop and the Eastern Sierra. Our big backyard has been here for a very long time and it will be here when it’s safe to travel again. Until then, call us: (760) 873-8405, or email us: and let us help you choose your future adventure.
We look forward to meeting you then!