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Welcome to Bishop, California

Small Town with a Big Backyard

Welcome to Bishop, California

Small Town with a Big Backyard

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Bishop Hotel

Downtown Bishop Lodging

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 Bishop Hotel, Hostel, Inn, Bed & Breakfast or venture up to Bishop Creek for a wonderful cabin experience.

Please Recreate Responsibly Around Waterways!

High water flows are expected in various locations throughout Inyo County this spring and summer. LADWP has placed signs advising the public of high flows in the Owens River. We recommend enjoying calmer waterways at locations such as the city of Bishop’ swimming pool, Diaz Lake, Klondike Lake, and Mill Pond.

Safety tips for you and your family:

  • Read and follow warning signs – these signs are there for your safety!
  • Keep a safe distance from rivers and stream banks – extreme erosion can compromise rivers and stream banks.
  • Stay on established trails or developed areas.
  • Please keep children close and dogs leashed while near moving water.
  • Avoid slippery rocks and logs.
  • Never enter waterways that are upstream from a waterfall.
  • Stay up to date on local conditions by visiting the LADWP website.

Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery


Be sure to check current weather and road conditions.  In winter months, desert passes may be flooded, snowy roadways may be closed or require traction devices to travel north of Bishop. All motor vehicles, including AWD and 4WD must carry traction devices in winter. Tioga Pass (120 to Yosemite) is typically closed November – May.

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Upcoming Events

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Mule Days

Get Ready for the Mule Capital of the World!

Bishop California Hotel Lodging

Where to Find Wildflowers?

We have prepared some easy and quick directions for you to find great wildflowers in Southern California’s deserts and mountains.

Pick your Path


Bishop Weekly Fly Fishing Report

Bishop Weekly Fly Fishing Report

Updated 5-26-2023 Spring has sprung in the Owens Valley. Owens River Gorge will be closed for three weeks for springtime riparian flows from June 6 to June 25, 2023. DWP has set up a 2023 runoff site at to monitor this year’s snow runoff.

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Staying Safe during Runoff

Staying Safe during Runoff

With this year’s record setting snowfall, anglers need to be aware that the Eastern Sierra will have record setting snow runoff. Staying safe will require anglers to know when to stay away from their favorite streams and what to do if you find yourself suddenly in the...

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Eastern Sierra Roads, Access & Recreation Updates 

Eastern Sierra Roads, Access & Recreation Updates 

This tutorial saves you time and makes life easier by providing up to date access and road information to guests planning to visit the area in the next several months.  Guests who are “in the know” get their info through this comprehensive feature.  It contains digital links in one central location to authoritative agencies and locals who monitor and manage local travel and recreation features. 

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Inyo Register
P.O. Box 787
Bishop, CA 93515

KMMT/KRHV Radio 106.5 FM
PO Box 1284
94 Laurel Mountain Rd
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Sierra Wave Media/KSRW
Radio Alt 92.5 FM /TV 3/
1280 N. Main Street
Bishop, CA 93514