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Bishop, California is the commercial hub of the Eastern Sierra Mountains & Highway 395. Easily find lodging, gasoline & eateries. Positioned in between Death Valley Park & Mammoth Lakes, Bishop sees most tourists passing through, but there is plenty to explore all the way around.

For those who want to make Bishop, CA their destination, there is plenty outdoor recreation to be had. Fishing the Owens River, South Lake or Lake Sabrina; rock climbing the Buttermilks, lake kayaking, creek fishing, backpacking the Sierra High Country, day hiking near trees, exploring petroglyphs on the volcanic Tablelands, mountain biking, soaking in primitive hot springs, while stargazing. The list goes on. Great scenery & plenty campgrounds surround this Eastern California big town.
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Inyo National Forest Map
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Mammoth Lakes & Mono Divide Map
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Bishop Pass Map
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John Muir Trail Map Set
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elevation: 4147' population: 3,700 zip code: 93514


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Inyo County
S of Mammoth Lakes
on Hwy 395 at Hwy 6




  • Backpacking
  • Back Road Exploration
  • Bishop BLM Rangers Office
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse pack trips
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rockclimbing
  • Snow skiing / snowboarding
  • Mule Days Festival
  • Keough Hot Springs Primitive
  • Owens River Gorge
  • Bishop Creek Canyon Drive
  • High Sierra Road Trip Photos
  • Indian Petrogyph Photos
  • Keough's Hot Springs Resort
  • Green Lake Hike
  • Hike to a Mine
  • Petrogyphs from Eastern Sierra
  • Backpack Rental Gear
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Inyo National Forest
  • South Lake
  • Lake Sabrina
  • Starlite Park Bishop
  • Izaak Walton Park
  • Millpond Recreation Area
  • Rock Creek Snow Park
  • Piper Mountain Wilderness
  • Sylvania Mountains Wilderness
  • Laws Railroad Museum
  • Eastern Sierra Nevada Forests Map Set
    Eastern Sierra Nevada Forests Map Set

    bishop campgrounds

    Bishop Park Camp Site
    Four Jefferey Campground
    Big Pine Creek Campground
    Table Mountain Campground
    Upper Sage Flat Campground
    Bishop BLM Camping
    Brown's Town Campground
    Glacier View Campground
    Pleasant Valley Campground
    Millpond Campground
    Baker Creek Campground

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    The booming metropolis of the Eastern Sierra, serving as the city center for all the 395 traffic. Gasoline, lodging & fast food galore. Pick a hotel off the main drag for a better nights rest, as the semi-trucks can be rolling at all hours of the night.

    nearby towns:
    Big Pine
    Mammoth Lakes
    June Lake
    Lone Pine
    Round Valley (Inyo Co.)
    Tom's Place
    Crowley Lake
    local links:

    Bishop Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
    690 N. Main St. Bishop, CA 93514

    Rock Shoe Repair
    Friends of the Inyo
    Sage to Summit Runners
    Millpond Equestrian Center
    Sierra Drifters Fly Fishing Guide
    Bishop Country Club
    Bishop Motosports
    Southern Sierra Cyclists
    Bardini Mountain Guide Service
    Buttermilks Bouldering Photos
    Happy Sad Boulders
    Boulder Buttermilks Bishop CA
    Eastern Sierra - Highway 395
    Deep Springs College
    Wilsons Eastside Sports - Outdoor Gear
    Sierra Mountain Center Climbing Guides
    Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
    Bishop Hotels & Lodging
    Bishop Mountain
    Farmers Market: SAT (Apr-Oct)
    Roadside Heritage: Scenic Science

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