I still remember growing up my Dad saying the same thing over and over and over – “I don’t want anything for Father’s Day.” And do you know what’s the best gift I ever got him? An experience! Instead of buying him something that will collect dust, create a memory that will last both of you a lifetime – Father’s Day Trip Ideas in Bishop.
Go Fishing With Your Kids
One of the oldest family traditions is your Dad teaching you to fish. And when it comes to world class fishing, the Owens Valley is home to some of the best waterways in the world for it. Even if you’ve already learned how to do it, a day spent fishing in Millpond is exactly what a fisher-Dad had in mind for teaching the kiddos how to fish. And for those of your who may not know how to start, where to go, and when to do it – Get Yourself And Your Kids Ready For Fishing.
Unplug And Unwind With A Camping Getaway
For Dads that love the great outdoors, nothing is more enjoyable than waking up surrounded by nature and mountains. For access to the high country, it’s hard to beat the campgrounds in the Bishop Creek Canyon area. While the weather should be fantastic by mid-June, if it does feel a bit cool, try out the Tri-County Fairgrounds in town, and catch a dinner with the whole family. If you and your kids are new to camping, here’s a few tips on how to camp successfully with kids.
And while it’s only June, don’t forget to start planning for the Millpond Music Festival. After three decades, it’s not just another great music festival but a tradition. Located in the Millpond Park just north of Bishop, you’ll discover as eclectic a lineup of bands, singers, and performers as the scenery in the Eastern Sierra. Tickets are on sale now!
Plenty Of Sunshine And Adventures Await
This big winter may have slowed the re-awakening of nature, especially in the higher elevations. But the warm sunshine and symphony of songbirds is in the full effect within Owens Valley. Wildflowers are blooming.
Plan B Here Is Better Than Plan A Anywhere
Bishop’s backyard isn’t just big, it’s HUGE. We might sound like a broken record, but the heavy snowfall we received this winter is sticking around, especially in the higher elevations. Instead of trying to force yourself to only one activity, it’s a good idea to have a few options in mind. As of late May, the bloom has been especially huge in the Owens Valley and has begun to creep up near the base of the mountains. This is also a good time to explore the backyard via your vehicle on one of our backroad tours or even seeing the “weird side” of California on a road trip. Take a glimpse into the history of the region by visiting the Laws Railroad Museum. Or remove your daily stresses by enjoying a dip in the Keough Hot Springs.
From high alpine lakes still covered in snow to certain backcountry roads being washed out, the surrounding wilderness is just that – wild. We can’t stress this next point enough. Check the road conditions before heading out on your day’s adventure. Or better yet, stop by the Visitor Center to get the latest scoop on what’s open and what’s not. In addition, the snowmelt has been swelling all the creeks, streams, and rivers above their banks so give them a bit more room than normal to stay safe this summer.
The time is now. Plan a trip to Bishop and its big backyard to make this the best Father’s Day ever.