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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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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.

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Climbing Conditions Weekly Report

Climbing Conditions Weekly Report

Updated 3/16/2023 Buttermilk Rd. and Chalk Bluff Rd. are currently closed to motorists. We will be hosting Climber Coffee in town at the Tri-County Fairgrounds during Flash Foxy. Come by the Fairgrounds between 9-11am to drink some of that delish coffee from @blacksheepcoffee_ca

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Bishop Weekly Fly Fishing Report

Bishop Weekly Fly Fishing Report

Updated 3-16-2023 Pleasant Valley Rd. is currently closed at 395. Chalk Bluff Road is closed to motorists at both ends due to extensive washouts. The river is currently chocolate colored and fishing is tough. Flows will stay high throughout the runout. The road to Buckley Ponds is also closed. There has been extensive damage to the backroads of Inyo County.

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Angler Blake Jones was an icon of the Sierra

Angler Blake Jones was an icon of the Sierra

Imagine someone loading a mountain lion into a station wagon and taking it to a trade show, such as the Fred Hall Fishing Tackle Show. It would never happen today, of course, and not just because there are no more station wagons around. But that’s what Blake Jones did...

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Visitor Experiences

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.