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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.

bishop, California

elevation: 4147'
population: 3,575
zip code: 93514

The booming metropolis of the Eastern Sierra, serving as the city center for all the US 395 traffic. Gasoline, lodging & fast food. Main street shop and cafes. 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.

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

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