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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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7 days ago

We are buried in smoke again today, so we thought it would be fun to share a little about how the names of some of the towns in the Eastern Sierra came about. Thank you, California High Sierra for the article!
californiahighsierra.com/trips/california-high-sierra-towns-the-origin-of-their-names/
Photo by Amy Leist
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We are buried in smoke again today, so we thought it would be fun to share a little about how the names of some of the towns in the Eastern Sierra came about. Thank you, California High Sierra for the article!
https://californiahighsierra.com/trips/california-high-sierra-towns-the-origin-of-their-names/
Photo by Amy Leist

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Wow... been a good long while since I’ve been to Bishop. Their high school team was in our league (I went to Tehachapi High) and we traveled there for some football games — something like a 5-6 hour drive each way if I recall correctly. A tough team to beat also. I’m betting it hasn’t changed all that much over all these years (circa late ‘60s).

I'm so sorry the smoke is bad there still. I missed my annual visit this year. It's on my to do list for next year.

We can see it over the Spring Mountains to the West/NW here in Las Vegas. Fortunately, not much of it made it into the LV valley.

Would LOVE to move there if my hubby can find a job nearby!

We left this morning. Not only is it very smokey the smell of smoke is incredible. I don't smoke and I was ready to light up.

Nice photo. That's the real West.

Miss Bishop, Lone Pine, Big Pine, Tinnamaha campground!!!!

No, that is where the theater and Joseph’s used to be. Joseph’s has been gone for some time now. Penny’s is now Dollar General. Unfortunately a lot of vacant stores. Hi Kent!❤️

Hello and good morning. I am planning to drive up to Bishop from Southern California. The main purpose is to see fall colors. May I know if the fall colors are still at peak this coming next two weeks or is it past peak? Thank you for your advice/suggestions.

We were just there.😔

We have to leave too, I almost threw up it was so bad, got to Lee Vining and blue fresh air..take care of yourselves

so sorry for the smoke crazy time for all this year.

I spent a week here and didn't get to see the beauty through the smoke 😏

When was this picture taken, Sunday at 6 am ? never seen it this quiet.

Awesome pic! I wish a Main Street business had a rooftop deck so you can eat with that exact same view!

No smoke in the photo. ??

Is this an old photo? Joseph’s market was the only market back when we lived in Bishop in 1969.

It’s still Smokey? Where is the smoke coming from ?

Beautiful town

I always love to go threw Bishop.

Went thru Bishop yesterday, it was terribly Smokey 😪💚

I wish it was still small !

Does bishop still have a jack in the box

My favorite place ❤️

Isnt that the Old JC Penney store?

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1 week ago

Wonder if this little sheep was as grateful as we were for a view of the mountains this morning??!! Happy Friday! From Bishop, with love ❤️
#keepbishopsafe #mttom
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Wonder if this little sheep was as grateful as we were for a view of the mountains this morning??!! Happy Friday! From Bishop, with love ❤️
#keepbishopsafe #mttom

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Wonderful vacation destination

And a free thinker! This is Good!

🙏praying that it stays like this 💖

I miss Bishop so much and living there too 😢😉❤️

This is one of my favorite places to take pictures when I lived in Bishop. There’s many more.

Sigh. Bishop. Love it.

See you next week little sheep

We loved our visit to Bishop

Miss bishop fun times there

Nice!!!

Oh how I love that view

It was beautiful

Love Bishop

👍

Need snow on them things!

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2 weeks ago

In case you are wondering what roads and campgrounds are open, here is the latest, as of yesterday, October 14th:
www.sierrawave.net/state-of-inyo-roads-and-campgrounds-whats-open-closed-oct-14
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In case you are wondering what roads and campgrounds are open, here is the latest, as of yesterday, October 14th:
https://www.sierrawave.net/state-of-inyo-roads-and-campgrounds-whats-open-closed-oct-14

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I've been on that same road every year at this time...

It sure was smoky today.

Still hazy there.😥

I love the West.

Beautiful picture thanks for sharing 🙂🙂❤❤

We always used to stay at Brown’s Millpond Campground just north of Bishop. Very nice private campground with a stream running through it. So many wonderful memories from Mule Days!

Up her for 4 day little smoke but really nice trees turning colors

It's the hunting and fishing Road 🏞️🎣🏕️🌌🤠🥰

Love Bishop and the surrounding mountains !!!

Hwy 168 going to Lake Sabrina, North and South lakes?

With I was there.

maybe next weekend any hotel suggestions?

Johanna Atwell

GOD HOW I WISH I WAS ON THAT ROAD... CAREFREE HIWAY...

Lots of nice smoke.....

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2 weeks ago

The Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance is hosting a virtual 5K walk and fun run this year!!! Going on NOW!! You can do it from WHEREVER you are!!!Hello Friends!☺️
💥 ESCA 20th Annual 5K Walk & Fun Run! 💥October 11-17th! Virtual Edition!
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Thank you for your continued support! ☺️
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The Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance is hosting a virtual 5K walk and fun run this year!!! Going on NOW!! You can do it from WHEREVER you are!!!

2 weeks ago

Dog days of summer or fall??!!
Last weekend we had warm temps and blue skies again. Fingers crossed we get some more blue skies this weekend!

Photo by Amanda Zhang
#NorthLake #fallcolors #keepbishopsafe
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Dog days of summer or fall??!! 
Last weekend we had warm temps and blue skies again. Fingers crossed we get some more blue skies this weekend!

Photo by Amanda Zhang
#NorthLake #fallcolors #keepbishopsafe

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I heard the colors have peaked in this area. Is it still worth visiting or are there other good spots to hit up?

Beautiful picture.

Wonderful vacation destination

Beautiful

Beautiful picture! Cute dog!

North Lake?

Looking good

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