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Pleasant Valley Reservoir

Pleasant Valley Reservoir

This deep body of water weaves down the narrow mouth of the Owens Gorge canyon. The walls rise several hundred feet above the lake and on calm days the water is mirror-like. The dam that created this reservoir was built in the 1950s by the Los Angeles Department of...
Pine Creek Canyon

Pine Creek Canyon

Pine Creek canyon is a spectacular example of a steep-sided glacial canyon. It is a deep, rock scoured canyon with a huge U-shaped cirque at the head of the canyon. The sides are bounded by high, steep walls and the mouth is bordered by glacial moraines. The road to...
Alabama Hills

Alabama Hills

The Alabama Hills, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada just west of Lone Pine, is one of Hollywood’s favorite filming locations. This monumental landscape provides a multitude of settings for movie backgrounds and evocative scenes. The beautiful rock...
Buttermilk Country

Buttermilk Country

Buttermilk Country is a well-known, world-class bouldering destination. It also offers so much more! The area covers 325 acres of high desert meadow harboring clear streams weaving among the rocky hills. Numerous dirt tracks and single-track trails connect for miles...
Owens River

Owens River

The Owens River, although relatively short at 183 miles, compared to the major rivers of the USA, has a long and legendary history. It flows through two of the major valleys of the southwestern Great Basin, Long Valley and the Owens Valley ending in the closed basin...
Warm Springs Rd. Bridge over Owens River

Warm Springs Rd. Bridge over Owens River

This is a lightly used country road cuts across the old Owens River flood plain between US-395 and the base of the White Mountains. Along the banks where the bridge crosses the river there are numerous places to turn out to fish and wade in the cool waters of the...
Owens Valley Warm Water Fisheries

Owens Valley Warm Water Fisheries

Fishing is legal all year on the Owens River! The warm water fisheries on Rawson canal, that runs alongside the Owens river, are the perfect place for a quick fishing outing or family fun fishing day. Fishing in this series of beautifully maintained warm water ponds...
Canal Walk E. Line St.

Canal Walk E. Line St.

The Bishop Creek Canals are favorite paths for easy walks, runs, and bike rides. Close to downtown Bishop are several easily accessible trails along flat, graded dirt roads. They follow the twists and turns of the canals and waterways that run in and around town, and...
Mural Walk

Mural Walk

On buildings throughout Bishop the history of the Owens Valley is depicted on the exterior walls in the form of historically accurate and visually beautiful murals. A walk around town is a wonderful way to learn a little of its history from the beautiful murals that...
Bishop Downtown Intersection – Main St. and Line St.

Bishop Downtown Intersection – Main St. and Line St.

At the corner of Main St. (US-395) and Line St. (CA-168) adventure awaits! Each direction holds the promise of something exciting and interesting. The valley is wide, the mountains are high, the river is winding, the town is inviting, and the sun shines 336 days of...
Bishop City Park

Bishop City Park

The Bishop City Park is the family fun universe in downtown Bishop. It comprises 44 acres of parkland where the city maintains a swimming pool (open from Memorial Day to Labor Day), baseball fields, tennis courts, a skate park and bike park, an off-leash dog park,...
Rawson Canal Rd.

Rawson Canal Rd.

Less than 2.5-miles from downtown is a quiet dirt road that wanders the valley floor alongside Rawson Canal. It feels wild and remote with magnificent views of the White Mountains and the Sierra Nevada. Stop and fish in Owens Valley Warm Water Fisheries or simply...
Owens Gorge

Owens Gorge

The Owens Gorge is a deep, steep-sided canyon about 10 miles long located northwest of Bishop. It is a world-class destination for rock climbing and a favorite fishing area. The gorge offers fun and adventure all year long for climbers, anglers and hikers. Climb the...
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery

Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery

The Mt Whitney Fish Hatchery was once the largest and best equipped hatchery in California. In 2007 a large wildfire burned upstream of the hatchery and a year later a heavy thunderstorm resulted in a massive mudslide that swept down the scarred, barren Oak Creek wash...
Happy and Sad Boulders

Happy and Sad Boulders

Bouldering in Bishop is world class! Just 10 minutes north of Bishop, at the southern edge of the 300-foot high volcanic tablelands are long, deep washes filled with perfect boulders. The Happy and Sad Boulders offer hundreds of boulder problems that will delight and...
Millpond Recreation Area

Millpond Recreation Area

Millpond Recreation Area is one of Bishop’s best kept secrets. It is a wonderful area that includes a baseball field, two playgrounds, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, lots of open grassy areas, and the pond, which has good swimming access, fishing, as well as a...
Volcanic Tablelands

Volcanic Tablelands

Rising 300-feet high for over 5-miles across the valley floor north of Bishop is Chalk Bluff. This scarp forms the cliff edge of the Volcanic Tablelands formed 760,000 years ago from a pyroclastic flow that cooled and hardened following a massive explosion that...
Beatty Chamber of Commerce

Beatty Chamber of Commerce

Beatty offers nearly endless opportunities, including miles of roads that meander through the Bullfrog Mining District and into Death Valley, some simply high-clearance and many four-wheel drive. For
Pine Creek Pack Station

Pine Creek Pack Station

As professional Outfitter-guides, we offer you a variety of horseback and hiking vacations in the High Sierra. Gentle, well-mannered, and experienced, our mountain trail stock provides you comfortable riding with sure-footedness and good disposition in taking care of...
Mt. Whitney

Mt. Whitney

Mt. Whitney is the highest point in the contiguous United States. It stands at 14,505-feet above sea level within the tallest portion of the Sierra Nevada range that runs for about 400 miles down the eastern side of California. The range rises steeply and dramatically...
Bishop Dog Park

Bishop Dog Park

The Bishop City Dog Park is a well maintained, fenced, off-leash area where well-behaved canines and their owners can exercise and play. It includes benches, trees, play equipment, water for drinking and play, and shade structures. The park is a safe place to promote...
Druid Stones

Druid Stones

Two thousand feet above Bishop is a large collection of big monzonite boulders that is home to hundreds of boulder problems. It’s the cooler summer alternative to the Buttermilks with identical, high-quality climbing and all without the crowds. ...
Manzanar National Historic Site

Manzanar National Historic Site

The Manzanar National Historic Site is a stirring reminder of a period in our history that should not be forgotten. During World War II over 10,000 Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens (men, women and children) spent all or part of the war detained...

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