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Bishop, California

Small Town with a Big Backyard
~ Where All Are Welcome

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Bishop, California

Small Town with a Big Backyard
~ Where All Are Welcome

Bishop, California

Small Town with a Big Backyard
~ Where All Are Welcome

Bishop, California

Small Town with a Big Backyard
~ Where All Are Welcome

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History & Heritage

Reflect History, find keepsakes in downtown Bishop, and check out what remains of the old west in a town called Laws. Take a ride on a train! Saturdays from 10:30-2:30

Bishop California Hotel Lodging

Bishop Lodging

21 Great Lodging Options! Whether on a relaxing fishing trip, outdoor adventure, or just passing through, Bishop is a wonderful place to stay. Find a room at a downtown Hotel, Hostel, Inn, Bed & Breakfast or venture up to Bishop Creek.

Fall Colors Car Show Bishop CA

Fall Colors Car Show

October 6-8, hosted by Owens Valley Cruisers Car Club.  Don’t miss hundreds of classic cars at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop;  Show & Shine, Main Street Cruising, Poker Run & Fun!  Plus Altrusa’s Fine Art Show, the Choo Choo Swap Meet and the big parking lot DANCE PARTY!

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How to Beat the Heat in Bishop

It’s not unusual for temperatures to climb to and over the 100-degree mark during the summer months in Bishop. And, yes, there’s that wonderful and oft repeated phrase, “But it’s a dry heat.” Well, that’s true and it does make it a little more bearable, but for those...

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How to Tie Fishing Knots: 10 Easy Knots to Get You Started

Fishing knots are created and used everyday by many anglers worldwide. There is a variety of fishing knots, each has a different role, from attaching a line to a hook or swivel, attaching a line to a lure, to connecting and joining lines. If you have the right fishing...

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5 Reasons to Rest, Refuel, & Regroup in Bishop

Photo: Madi Taylor “Miles weren't things that blazed dully past. They were long, intimate straggles of weeds and clumps of dirt, blades of grass and flowers that bent in the wind, trees that lumbered and screeched. They were the sound of my breath and my feet hitting...

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Transportation

Bishop is located in the very middle of California, where Highways 6 and 395 intersect and also offers public transportation and shuttle options. Whether you’re traveling from Southern or Northern California, or a major city in Nevada, you’ll drive 4 1/2 to 5 hours to reach Bishop. We hope you enjoy your journey!

Elevation

At 4,150 ft (1,260 m) above sea level, the natural environment of Bishop changes quickly from the high desert sage and arid climate of the wide open Owens Valley floor to an alpine wonderland of pine forest, rushing streams and gorgeous deep-blue lakes surrounded by the mighty mountain peaks of the Eastern Sierra.

Population

The “greater Bishop area,” which includes unincorporated nearby neighborhoods such as West Bishop, Meadow Creek-Dixon Lane, Wilkerson Ranch, Rocking K, Mustang Mesa and Round Valley includes an additional 11,000 residents.

Climate

If you need to warm your back, Bishop is a welcomed retreat with much (much) warmer weather than Mammoth. With 5.18″ average yearly precipitation and only 6 inches of snow, Bishop makes the perfect combo vacation – ski, golf, fish and bike year-round.