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Bishop Visitor's Center

Even on vacation you may have a few things to take care of, and even in a small town it can take a while to find the services you need. We’ve put together a handy list of businesses and services you may be looking for in Bishop, and how to get to them.

Visitors Center

image of the entrance to the Bishop Visitor CenterWe are located at the north end of Bishop City Park. We are packed to the ceiling with information, souvenirs, maps, and more! We’re here to help and we’d love to meet you. If there are any questions not clearly addressed below, come in and ask us in person at 690 N. Main Street. Or feel free to call (760) 873-8405.

Bishop City Park (and free WiFi)

Located centrally downtown on Main Street, the park is a popular attraction for community members and visitors alike. Enjoy free WiFi while relaxing under the shade trees and watching the ducks swim in the stream. Picnic tables and barbecues are available for family time. The rear pavilion allows picnicking in the shade while being close for the young ones to enjoy the playground. The sounds of Bishop Creek provide serenity as it flows along the length of the park. Seasonal pool, skateboard park and ball fields are also draws for visitors and community members alike. The park is located at 688 N. Main Street.

Bishop Dog Park

Adjacent to the Bishop City Park, the dog park is a safe place to run your dogs off leash. Located at 218 E. Yaney Street, the park is fully fenced, and includes grass, shade, water, and benches for getting off your feet while your dog(s) burn off some energy. The park is open one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. Whether you are staying in Bishop, or passing through, this is an easy-to-find welcome pit stop for your canine companions. http://www.cityofbishop.com/departments/parks-and-recreation/dog-park/


Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Located at 1115 West Line Street, the DMV is open 8 am – 5 pm weekdays except for holidays and closed on the weekends. The following services are offered:

  • Driver License and ID Card Processing
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Commercial Driving Test

For more information, check out the website. There is ample parking near the DMV, and the DMV building is adjacent to the administrative offices of the Bureau of Land Management and the Inyo National Forest.

City Administration, including Police Department, Fire Department, & Courthouse

You’ll find most of the City Administration offices in a two block area on West Line Street. The Fire Department is located at 209 W. Line, the Police headquarters at 207 W. Line St. and City Hall at 377 W. Line Street. The City of Bishop covers slightly less than two square miles and is governed by a five member City Council, including a mayor and mayor pro-tem. It accomplishes its duties through five main departments: police, fire, administration, community services, and public works. Find out more on the very informative City of Bishop website.


Grocery Shopping

Manor Market

image of a grocery store aisle.On the west end of town, perfect for a stop on your way up to Bishop Creek Canyon, is locally owned Manor Market. The incredible selection of beer and wine, a good variety of natural foods, locally grown produce (when available), grab-and-go sandwiches and more, and much more keep locals and visitors coming back to Manor Market time after time. You can find Manor Market at 3100 West Line Street, next to Ace Hardware (with the big red and white rooster on the roof).

Smart & Final

One of the two big grocery chains in town, Smart & Final recently expanded and offers a good variety of groceries for families and small businesses. It offers the closest thing you’ll find to warehouse shopping in the eastern Sierra! Shop Smart & Final at 1180 N. Main Street.

Vons

Find everything you need for your visit at Vons, 1190 N. Main Street. Classic California grocery shopping, with a wide variety of foods, staples, produce, sundries, beer, wine, and spirits.

Grocery Outlet

The most recent addition to the grocery stores in Bishop, Grocery Outlet offers your day-to-day groceries, as well as a wide variety of specialty items at reduced prices. This store also has kitchen supplies, and a variety of other seasonal items such as beach towels, or heated blankets.


Hardware

There are two good choices, both located on the south end of Bishop. Manor True Value is located next to Manor Market on W. Line St., on the way to Bishop Creek Canyon, while High Country Lumber is located on Main St.

High Country Lumber (Ace Hardware)

444 S. Main Street. Convenient, friendly, full service lumber and hardware store.

Manor True Value Hardware

3100 W. Line Street. Everything you want in a small town hardware store; meaning more than you ever thought possible in one small space! Friendly service.


Inyo National Forest (USFS) / BLM Information

The White Mountain Ranger Station, located at 798 N. Main St. (also known as U.S. 395), is The White Mountain Public Lands Information Center and is a one stop shop for accessing your public lands. Pick up wilderness permits, and find out road, trail, campground, and weather conditions. This facility is your gateway to recreation and wilderness exploration. Hours of Operation: May 1– Nov 1: Daily, 8AM – 5PM, Closed for Lunch, 12 – 1 PM except on weekends. Nov 2 – Apr 30 Mon – Fri, 8AM – 4PM, Closed for Lunch, 12 – 1 PM..Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr, Washington’s Birthday, and Veteran’s Day Open: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day. Check out their website for more info: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/inyo/recarea/
image of some of the ceramic tiles in the Bishop library mural


Library

Go there not only for the books and WiFi, but for the ceramic mural outside! 210 Academy Street.


Northern Inyo Hospital

Located at 150 Pioneer Lane, Northern Inyo Healthcare District operates a 25-bed critical access hospital, Rural Health Clinic for primary care, Rural Health Clinic Women’s Health Center for OB/GYN services, Northern Inyo Associates for General Surgery, Breast Health, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine and Orthopedics.

Pharmacies

Bishop has three options for prescription drug refills, over-the-counter medicines, and more.

image of part of a mural atop a local business in BishopDwayne’s Friendly Pharmacy

Located at 644 W. Line Street; Dwayne’s is your small town pharmacy & gift store located closest to downtown Bishop. Dwayne’s also boasts several of Bishop’s hand-painted murals, worth stopping for!

Rite-Aid

1375 Rocking W. Drive, right off U.S. 395 on the north end of town. Find everything you need, including cosmetics, bottled water, beer, wine and spirits, and seasonal items.

Vons

The pharmacy is located inside the Vons grocery store at 1190 Main Street.


USPS Post Office

image of the outside of the Bishop, CA post office. The Bishop branch of the United States Postal Service is located at 585 West Line Street (about 5 blocks from U.S. 395), and is open 9 am – 4pm Monday – Friday except for holidays, and 9 am – 1 pm on Saturdays. Closed Sundays. There is a parking lot located just east of the building, and a website for more information: https://tools.usps.com/

UPS (United Parcel Service)

2915 N. Sierra Hwy or 3175 Rocking W. Drive

Fed Ex (the FedUp Store)

FedEx Authorized ShipCenter, also a UPS store, notary public and small business supply.
1335 Rocking W Dr. (in the Rite-Aid shopping center)

We hope this helps you find your way around and take care of those last minute needs while getting to know the town of Bishop just a little bit better. Let us know if we missed anything!

 

 

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Are you spending your Sunday relaxing, doing something you love, or sharing it with someone special? Wishing you a beautiful day!
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Are you spending your Sunday relaxing, doing something you love, or sharing it with someone special? Wishing you a beautiful day!
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So love bishop My late husband spent every holiday except Christmas there with our motorhome So many wonderful memories

Love the beautiful starry skies..

I'm spending my day wishing I was there. It's good to have goals! 🥰

My retirement goal!

Love it up there

Oh gosh I have so many wonderful memories of sitting by a lake or creek or river up in Bishop. ❤️

Yep. My bride of 42 years & I just returned from a week’s long visit to Bishop. We can’t wait to go back!

I lived there for 14 years. One of my boys was born there. Truly miss the Eastern Sierra. Bishop was special and still is.

Just got home from spending 4 absolutely grand days there!! Loved every minute looking forward to the next trip!

I want to go back and visit

Mt. Goode from Long Lake

Marlena Leister

when ever I drive thru Bishop I know I'm getting close to home and when I stop in Bishop it's usually to rest for a day and relax.

Paradise

Cesar Sanchez

No but some day maybe

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1 day ago

Checking the view from one of our favorite trees. Yup, another beautiful day in Bishop 😍.
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Checking the view from one of our favorite trees. Yup, another beautiful day in Bishop 😍.
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That tree in the fall is one of my favorite spots

Beautiful.oak tree!!!!!

It’s a great place to visit

It is beautiful 🤩

I forgot, when does it start cooling off up there? Is it September or October? I want to visit (when I can), but I'd prefer in one of the cooler, mild seasons (like Fall or Spring).

Was just there !!

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2 days ago

How many of you are familiar with these old buildings south of Olancha? Well, here's a little history about them:Motorists traveling on El Camino Sierra about 14 miles south of Olancha, have probably noticed the ruins of a few dilapidated rock buildings with accompanying other small structures and mobile homes on the west side of the highway. This would be Dunmovin. First known as Cowan's Station, it served as a way station for the Cerro Gordo feight wagons, a supply center for nearby mines, a work camp for LADWP construction workers and finally as a gas station, garage, motel and cafe for travelers on El Camino Sierra. When Charles and Hilda King purchased the property in 1936, Hilda was relieved to finally be "settled down" and renamed the property as Dunmovin...according to this little poem credited to Hilda. "We’ve moved from yon to hither Now we’re set and provin In all the world we are perhaps The only folks dunmovin" Like many such establishments, fuel efficient and more reliable cars spelled the end of Dunmovin. It closed for good in the early 1970s...and now stands as a sentimental reminder of times gone by along El Camino Sierra. Thank you for following us on Facebook if you enjoy our posts, and for sharing them with others you think may enjoy them. We sincerely appreciate it! ... See MoreSee Less

How many of you are familiar with these old buildings south of Olancha? Well, heres a little history about them:

 

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Me, driving to a Bishop, many times. Also Crystal Springs Water, too!,

Wow I never knew this existed. Going to have to check this out on my next visit. Thanks for the new adventure.

Great place to visit

At the top of the Dunmovin grade is the turnoff to Haiwee Power Plant. I worked there for a year from the summer of '78. The Espee spur line from Mojave to Lone Pine was still in operation with weekly (?) peddler freights headed to town. The China Lake Weapons Center conducted aerial operations all up and down the Paniment and Owens Valleys including strafing runs over the dam. Loved that year. I'll never forget it

Great info!

Love the history! We always chuckled at the name of Dunmovin but didn’t know the history.

Can't swear to it, but I think I remember passing those as a kid in the 50s, maybe 60s, and they were occupied?

My parents use to be friends with some people who lived there/owned it. Cant remember his name, but I believe he was a Lawyer...

HAHA--I TOLD you Tim Alls!!! ;0 LOL

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2 days ago

Nature is incredible... Photo of Norman Clyde Peak and Glacier (or what’s left of it) reflected in a small tarn at 11,600ft elevation in the South Fork of Big Pine Creek.
Thanks @deserth2o for the photo!!
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Nature is incredible... Photo of Norman Clyde Peak and Glacier (or what’s left of it) reflected in a small tarn at 11,600ft elevation in the South Fork of Big Pine Creek. 
Thanks @deserth2o for the photo!!
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Always beautiful scenery

Awesome 😎

,BEAUTIFUL AREA

We used to live there. We could look out our window and see it every day

Home Sweet Home

Beautiful

Been there when glacier filled this valley in late summer and fall. Sad to see them melt away

Great picture. Norman Clyde was one incredible men of history. Had an interesting life. Wonder if his story is being told in schools today? One case where truth is much better than fiction. <3

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Cesar Sanchez

Jana Weaver

Niki Hansen-Daniel

Next time? Jorge Vargas

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watermelon_snow

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4 days ago

This is the view from the top of Mt. Tom, in case you have ever wondered what it’s like up there. Many of us love this majestic mountain, but will never see the summit in person. @tarahhnasaurus is a single mom who is achieving her goals and inspiring us. Thank you for the photo!!!
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This is the view from the top of Mt. Tom, in case you have ever wondered what it’s like up there. Many of us love this majestic mountain, but will never see the summit in person. @tarahhnasaurus is a single mom who is achieving her goals and inspiring us. Thank you for the photo!!! 
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Full value, great day.

Congrats Lady!

Always wanted to climb Mt.Tom! Closest I came was living on Mt. Tom Rd!

Outstanding !!!!!!

Great view from up there.

Yes! Thanks for sharing.

Amazing!

Thanks for sharing!! Hiked up to Horton lakes about 40 years ago wanted to keep going, but my buddy’s didn’t

Beautiful but way to High for me😳☺ I don't do high things that well☺

Nice😎

Doug Foley and I climbed Tom back in the 80's. My Ma used to live in Rovana.

thanks for posting this beautiful picture...I don't think I have ever seen a picture from the top of Mt. Tom Kudos to you !

I have been there (as well as on top of Humphreys) and I can attest, the view is sublime! The rock skiing to get down is quite entertaining as well!

I want to go there

Mt Tom was the first summit I did as a teen. Until I climbed it I imagined that I'd look down onto Fresno. I was really surprised to see so many more mountains on the other side.

My oldest maternal cousin met his fate on the flanks of Mt. Tom.

Climbed to the top with Skye and Scotty on Dara’s 50th BD! It was awesome! What a view!

Rachael Nicole Banton this is the peak we see when we hike George like

Single mom, with many "friends " to take her places

Way to go lady!!! You ROCK!! 👍

Any rock climbing with that? Lol! I'd like to try it if it's non-technical. Some boulder scrambling is expected but I'd have to train to readjust to that altitude.

Wow

Matt Cunningham

Cody

💪💪 Appears taller than Ragged Mountain in Penobscot County, Maine.

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