How do we get to Bishop?
Bishop is isolated from the air transportation network, but it is only a few hours drive from Los Angeles, Reno or Las Vegas. Bishop is located along U.S. Highway 395 in the Owens Valley, 278 miles north of Los Angeles and 200 miles south of Reno. Our page onTransportationhas all the details on getting to the beautiful Eastern Sierra and Bishop. See you soon!
What’s the weather like in Bishop today?
The climate here in Bishop is dry and averages only three inches of rain per year. Most of the yearly precipitation falls in the form of snow. The area enjoys good recreational weather year round. Winter days are brisk with high temps ranging form 30 to 50 degrees during the day with overnight lows in the single digits. Summer days are hot, but the nights cool down significantly. It’s not unusual to have temperature swings of 50 degrees between early morning and mid afternoon. Follow thislinkto get up to the minute weather.
Where can we go camping?
There are many, many camping opportunities in and around the Bishop area. The area offers campsites on public lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service and the BLM. Private and Inyo County campgrounds are also available.Click herefor complete campground information and details.
Is the road to Yosemite open yet?
Tioga Pass (SR 120) across the Sierra from US 395 into Yosemite National Park closes each year due to the tremendous snow accumulation the area receives each winter and spring. The highway on average closes in late October and remain closed through late spring and sometimes even into early summer. For current information on Tioga Pass, just follow thislink.
When is the best time to see the fall colors around Bishop?
Fall colors in the Eastern Sierra offer visitors a two month window each fall to enjoy the diversity of stunning colors. The foliage begins to change colors in early September at the higher elevations and they last through late October in the lower elevations in Bishop. Our Fall Color Guidehas complete visitor information on where the leaf peepers should go!
Where’s the best place to go fishing?
The Eastern High Sierra offers some of the best Trout fishing in the West. From the high mountain lakes of Bishop Creek to the gently flowing Lower Owens River, Bishop offers a very special opportunity for all level of anglers. Our page onfishingthe Bishop area has more details and locations including fishing reports and more!
Where do I stay while visiting?
The Bishop area offers a comfortable variety of accommodations for visitors to the area. If your looking for an good, clean economically priced room or room to spread out among well appointed surroundings, we have the right place for you.Click herefor a complete list of available accommodations.
Do you have Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks information?
If you’re planning one visiting one of these national parks, we recommend you utilize Bishop as your starting point. Our visitor center offers information and maps for your visit. Be sure to check road conditions and weather before traveling.
Where can we go off roading?
The vast LADWP and Federal lands immediately surrounding the Bishop area offers some of the best off road opportunities in the West with major trails like Coyote Flat, Silver Canyon and Sand Canyon leading to hidden lakes, streams, campsites and beautiful scenery. Whether you are in your 4 X 4 truck, Jeep, SUV or on an ATV or motorcycle, the important thing is to stay on existing dirt roads and trails and not to drive or ride cross country. Check with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) agent at the White Mountain Ranger station on North Main St. for maps and more info.
Where can we go Bouldering?
The Buttermilks, Gorge, and the Happy and Sad Boulders at the Volcanic tablelands offer world class bouldering opportunities for all skill levels. For more information on bouldering in Bishop, just follow thislinkto your gateway to adventure.