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Wanna find back roads around Bishop for high country camping and exploring? You've finally found this it, Eastern Sierra paradise base camp. DanaMite could be charging for this valuable info, but she doesn't. Topographic maps, real photos of real places, local links, free camping areas, off roading, hiking, backpacking info, all right here. Now you can feel assured, you will find your way (without getting lost).

Bishop, California is the commercial hub of the Eastern Sierra Mountains & Highway 395. Easily find lodging, gasoline & eateries. Positioned in between Death Valley Park & Mammoth Lakes, Bishop sees most tourists passing through, but there is plenty to explore all the way around.

For those who want to make Bishop, CA their destination, there is plenty outdoor recreation to be had. Fishing the Owens River, South Lake or Lake Sabrina; rock climbing the Buttermilks, lake kayaking, creek fishing, backpacking the Sierra High Country, day hiking near trees, exploring petroglyphs on the volcanic Tablelands, mountain biking, soaking in primitive hot springs, while stargazing. The list goes on. Great scenery & plenty campgrounds surround this Eastern California big town.
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elevation: 4147' population: 3,575 zip code: 93514


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Inyo County
S of Mammoth Lakes
on Hwy 395 at Hwy 6




  • backpacking
  • back roads
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • horse pack trips
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • snow ski / snowboarding
  • Mule Days Festival
  • Keough Hot Springs Primitive
  • Owens River Gorge
  • Bishop Creek Canyon Drive
  • High Sierra Road Trip Photos
  • Indian Petrogyph Photos
  • Keough's Hot Springs Resort
  • Green Lake Hike
  • Hike to a Mine
  • Petrogyphs from Eastern Sierra
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Inyo National Forest
  • South Lake
  • Lake Sabrina
  • Starlite Park Bishop
  • Izaak Walton Park
  • Millpond Recreation Area
  • Rock Creek Snow Park
  • Piper Mountain Wilderness
  • Sylvania Mountains Wilderness
  • Laws Railroad Museum
  • Long Valley Caldera USGS
  • bishop campgrounds

    Bishop Park Camp Site
    Four Jeffrey Campground
    Big Pine Creek Campground
    Table Mountain Campground Inyo
    Upper Sage Flat Campground
    BLM Office Bishop Camping
    Brown's Town Campground
    Glacier View Campground
    Pleasant Valley Campground
    Millpond Campground
    Baker Creek Campground

    tent camping

    The booming metropolis of the Eastern Sierra, serving as the city center for all the US 395 traffic. Gasoline, lodging & fast food. Main street shop and cafes. Pick a hotel off the main drag for a better nights rest, as the semi-trucks can be rolling at all hours of the night.

    nearby towns:
    Big Pine
    Mammoth Lakes
    June Lake
    Lone Pine
    Round Valley (Inyo)
    Tom's Place
    Crowley Lake
    local links:

    Bishop Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
    690 N. Main St. Bishop, CA 93514

    Rock Shoe Repair
    Friends of the Inyo
    Sage to Summit
    Millpond Equestrian Center
    Bishop Country Club
    Southern Sierra Cyclists
    Happy Sad Boulders
    Boulder Buttermilks Bishop CA
    Eastern Sierra - US Hwy 395
    Deep Springs College
    Sierra Mountain Center
    Eastern Sierra Transit
    Bishop Hotels & Lodging
    Bishop Mountain
    Eastern Sierra Interpretive Assoc.
    Montgomery City, California
    Owens River Fishing Map
    Bishop Pass Map
    Inyo Forest Topo Atlas
    Inyo National Forest Map

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