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Wilderness Permits

U.S.F.S. White Mountain Ranger Station (Public Lands Information)

Open all year. Information officers with the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Park Service are here to answer your questions and issue campfire and wilderness permits.

One block north of the Bishop Area Chamber Visitors Bureau, they are located at:

798 N. Main St.
Bishop, CA 93514

Phone: 760-873-2500
Website: http://www.r5.fs.fed.us/inyo

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Visitors Center

Located at the Schulman Grove in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, and featuring interesting interpretive displays and nature walks. Open summer months only.

Mammoth Lakes Visitor Center & U.S.F.S. Ranger Station

At the entrance to the Town of Mammoth Lakes on Hwy 203, this visitors center is operated jointly by the Mammoth Lakes Visitors Bureau and the US Forest Service. Information about sightseeing, recreation, camping, special events and accommodations is available. Open all year.

Call toll-free: 1-888-GO-MAMMOTH or 760-924-5500.

Mono Basin Scenic Area U.S.F.S. Visitors Center

Located on a hill overlooking Mono Lake just north of Lee Vining, this beautiful visitor center offers elaborate interpretive displays and nature walks. Open summer months only.

Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center

Located one mile south of the community of Lone Pine at the junction of Hwy 395 and Hwy 136, the Interagency Visitor Center offers the traveler regional information as well as a wide variety of books and maps. Traveling from southern California on Highway 395 this is a definite stop on the way to Death Valley or Bishop. Open all year the center hosts some 200,000 visitors annually. The Forest Service has plans to expand the size of the center later this year.

PO Box R, Lone Pine, CA 93545.
Phone: 760-876-6222

Bureau of Land Management

Go to White Mountain Ranger Station for info (see above).

Administrative offices and Mailing address:
351 Pacu Lane, Suite 100
Bishop, CA 93514.

Phone: 760-872-5000
www.ca.blm.gov/bishop/recreation.html

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2 days ago

Boooowhaaaaa!! The Haunted Swamp is open for scares TOMORROW night, October 16th. Come on out and get spooked!!

This year, there are "scareless" hours from 6-6:45PM 🎃, and then the "haunted" swamp, with all of the scariest of scarers is open from 7-9PM. 💀👻🤡
$10 per guest.

Come support the #bishopffahauntedswamp (check out this hashtag to see fun posts from past years at the swamp!

#visitbishop #Hauntedswamp #BishopFFA
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Boooowhaaaaa!! The Haunted Swamp is open for scares TOMORROW night, October 16th. Come on out and get spooked!! 

This year, there are scareless hours from 6-6:45PM 🎃, and then the haunted swamp, with all of the scariest of scarers is open from 7-9PM. 💀👻🤡
$10 per guest. 

Come support the #bishopffahauntedswamp (check out this hashtag to see fun posts from past years at the swamp!

#visitbishop #Hauntedswamp #BishopFFA

2 days ago

Who loved going to drive-in movies as a kid?? Well, Bishop is bringing them back. The Tri-County Fairgrounds is showing drive-in movies Saturday nights!! It's a super fun way to watch a movie with friends or family. Tomorrow night, the 16th at 7:00, carrying on with the Haloween theme, the movie SCREAM is showing!!
$20 per car

#visitbishop #driveinmovie Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds
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Who loved going to drive-in movies as a kid?? Well, Bishop is bringing them back. The Tri-County Fairgrounds is showing drive-in movies Saturday nights!! Its a super fun way to watch a movie with friends or family. Tomorrow night, the 16th at 7:00, carrying on with the Haloween theme, the movie SCREAM is showing!! 
$20 per car

#visitbishop #driveinmovie  Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds

4 days ago

Get your PINK on and join us THIS SATURDAY, October 16, 2021 at our 21st Annual 5K Fun Run & Walk!

We start walking at 9am on Saturday morning at the gazebo in the front area of Bishop City Park. Come out with your friends and family for a fun time, sharing snacks, getting your raffle tickets, and checking out the informational booths.

Pre-registration is Monday, October 4th through Friday, October 15th, at 250 Sneden Street Mondays through Fridays, 10am to 2pm. Pick up your t-shirt or register! Event day registration is Saturday, October 16th, from 7:30am to 9am at the Bishop City Park.

Registration is $40 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under. Come support this great cause!!

Online registration with payment using PayPal is available at www.ESCancerAlliance.org. Online registrants can pick up their t-shirts in advance at 250 Sneden Street, or at the park on race day.

Join us and walk in honor of someone you love who has had cancer. After the event, we invite you to upload your photos to the gallery on our website at www.ESCancerAlliance.org. You can re-visit past events in the gallery, as well.

Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance #beatbreastcancer #visitbishop
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Get your PINK on and join us THIS SATURDAY, October 16, 2021 at our 21st Annual 5K Fun Run & Walk!  

We start walking at 9am on Saturday morning at the gazebo in the front area of Bishop City Park.  Come out with your friends and family for a fun time, sharing snacks, getting your raffle tickets, and checking out the informational booths. 

Pre-registration is Monday, October 4th through Friday, October 15th, at 250 Sneden Street Mondays through Fridays, 10am to 2pm.  Pick up your t-shirt or register! Event day registration is Saturday, October 16th, from 7:30am to 9am at the Bishop City Park. 

Registration is $40 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under. Come support this great cause!!

Online registration with payment using PayPal is available at www.ESCancerAlliance.org.  Online registrants can pick up their t-shirts in advance at 250 Sneden Street, or at the park on race day.

Join us and walk in honor of someone you love who has had cancer.  After the event, we invite you to upload your photos to the gallery on our website at www.ESCancerAlliance.org. You can re-visit past events in the gallery, as well.

Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance #beatbreastcancer #visitbishop

4 days ago

Ahhhhhh…Late afternoon sun on the cottonwoods by the canal is such a treat! We just wanted to share it with you. 💕

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Ahhhhhh…Late afternoon sun on the cottonwoods by the canal is such a treat! We just wanted to share it with you. 💕

#visitbishop 
📷 by Betsy Forsyth

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We lived close to the canal when we lived in Bishop - our dog loved to swim in the canal.

We lived on Johnson St. not far from the canal off Line St. about 27 yes ago!! Still beautiful!

Hop over the fence and go directly to the Canal. Great swimming and fishing. What a fortunate way to grow up!

We drove there last week and we had good views of the Fall colors. It’s awesome, we love Bishop 👍❤️

My most favorite spot on the canal.

Prettiest canal anywhere. ❤️

WOW... SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE. where exactly is this location? I want to visit sometime. Can we do kayaking or hiking here along the water? Or camping? That would be WONDERFUL 🙂

I miss fishing that canal 🙂

Thank you, one of my favorite places.

I have bare foot water skied on that, I was with mark Jenkins Kurt Greer Roy Watkins Doug marsh, they are all old freinds.

good fishing sometimes

I used to run by the canal everyday!!

We still love Bishop. Hope to visit again.

I could sit there all day!

Absolutely beautiful!

Gotta love the Eastern Sierra's 😍

My favorite place to walk. ❤️

Beautiful place

Love it there.

Old party spot

Oh gosh I miss that walk 💔

Love it there!!!!

What a beautiful picture.

Love Bishop!

Love Bishop

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6 days ago

Currently cold (38 degrees) and breezy, but BEAUTIFUL!!! 😍 Happy Tuesday!!

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Currently cold (38 degrees) and breezy, but BEAUTIFUL!!! 😍 Happy Tuesday!!

#visitbishop 
📷 by Betsy Forsyth

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Many years there in & off, both kids born there. Sure I miss it

There is still so much beauty in this old world!

Great photo, Ms Forsyth! 🏔Nice contrast.

I'll be there on Saturday! Can hardly wait!!

Such great detail

Beautiful! I guess it’s time to put my shorts away ! Lol !

Love it, miss it. 🌲🏞️🪵🐎

Passing thru in a while 😊

Beautiful photo!

Beautiful!❤️

Wish I was there

Beautiful ❤

Love the snow!!!!

Missed the snow by a week. Was at the car show.

Beautiful

Love it!!

Perfect

So pretty.

I grew up camping North of Bishop in June Lake Loop ...now looking from Rockwood TN

Wow 😮

Is that snow?

Wow

Debra Dickinson

🐐🐓🌲🌲🌴❤️

Had to be towed to Bishop from Colddale Nevada once when I had car trouble

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