Bishop: Uncountable Ways to Have Fun in the Eastern Sierra
690 N Main St
Bishop, CA 93514-2426
Phone: (760) 873-8405

Explore soaring mountains, fly-fish, camp, or just relax in this friendly outpost

With the skyscraping Sierra Nevada at its back and the wide-open sage-brush desert at its front door, the town of Bishop has a rough-and-tumble charm, especially if you like to get out and experience some of California’s wildest high country.

Think of Bishop as base camp for countless adventures. Looking to recreate those childhood memories of marshmallows toasting over a fire, staring through the tent flaps and staring at a blanket of stars above? Rekindle the memories near Bishop, or create new ones. Choose from a wide range of developed and undeveloped campgrounds in the adjacent Inyo National Forest and other federal lands, which protect wide swaths of spectacular alpine peaks, meadows, and lush valleys in the Eastern Sierra. If you’re in search of magical fly-fishing destinations , find your sweet spot here, with the help of local guides who can also set you up with whatever gear you need. With excellent mountaineering stores and guide services, Bishop also serves as a top starting-point for trips to the Sierra’s highest peaks.

But Bishop isn’t just about rugged adventures. Talented artists have also settled here, and galleries present impressive works. One standout is Mountain Light showcasing the work of the late Galen Rowell, one of the world’s finest outdoor photographers. Hungry? Get in line for the signature sheepherder’s bread and other treats at Erick Schats Bakery , then head over to Black Sheep Espresso Bar for exceptional house-roasted coffee.