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Explore California Bishop Attractions

They call Bishop the “small town with a big backyard”, and it might just be the most spectacular “backyard” in the state. Flanked by the massive snowcapped mountains of the Sierra Nevada, dotted with pristine lakes, and surrounded by breathtaking scenery, Bishops offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. It’s also a town with a vibrant culture and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Below, you’ll find some attractions that we think are a must for any visitor to Bishop. Feel free to contact us for more ideas and information on what our town has to offer.

Rock Climbing at Buttermilk and Chalk Bluffs

rock climbing near Bishop, CA
With over 2, 000 different bouldering routes and an incredible variety of terrain, Bishop is one of the country’s most popular destinations for bouldering. It’s also a hot destination for traditional rock climbers too, and anyone with a passion for the great outdoors in its grandest and most awe-inspiring form.

Trout Fishing

Trout fishing in Bishop, California
Bishop is known for some of the best trout fishing around. Whether you’re looking for Rainbow, Brown, Golden or Brooks trout, you won’t have to travel far for some of the best trout fishing at Owens River or Bishop Creek Canyon. After fishing to your heart’s content, head back to the BEST WESTERN Bishop to clean, freeze or BBQ your daily catch at our on-site facilities.

Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes near our Bishop, CA hotel
Mammoth Lakes is an outdoor playground of epic proportions. With world-class skiing, hiking, climbing, ATVing, fishing and countless other outdoor activities at its doorstep, Mammoth Lakes makes a fantastic recreational destination any time of year.

Law Railroad Museum and Historical Site

Law Railroad Museum & historical site
Built in the 1880’s, the Railroad Museum features the original railroad depot that formerly served the railroad community of Laws. The museum is located on US Highway 6, Silver Canyon Rd, Bishop. The Law Railroad Museum is open all year long and is best suited for all age groups. Open all year, best suited for all age groups. Hours: 10 am to 4 pm. Call
(760) 873-5950 for more information.

Keough’s Hot Springs

Enjoy a relaxing soak at the Eastern Sierra's Largest Natural Hot Springs Pool, the Keough’s Hot Springs. There is a snack bar, picnic area and Rock Gardens. Located just off US 396, locals and tourists alike are invited to swim, play and relax it its serene surroundings. There is also a snack bar, picnic area, gift shop and a massage therapist onsite. For more information, please
(760) 872-4670.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders, offering breathtaking views, tranquil lakes, towering waterfalls, and bountiful trout fishing. Hike or bike the trails or take a walk to explore the ancient forests. The Yosemite National Park is located 92 miles away from the BEST WESTERN Bishop Lodge.