Our Community

Welcome to Bishop, California!

The City of Bishop in Inyo County, California was named for one of the first white settlers in the area, Samuel A. Bishop. Owens Lake was named for Richard Owens a member of John C. Fremont's 1845 exploration party which included Kit Carson and Ed Kern. Later the entire valley became known as The Owens Valley (see First Settlers below). The Paiute Indians called Owens Lake by the name of "Pacheta" and the Owens River" Wakopee."

In size, Inyo County is today the second largest county in California with a population of slightly over 17,000 residents. The county is so big that several eastern states put together would fit neatly within its' boundaries. Inyo County contains both the highest and lowest points in the contiguous United States; Mt. Whitney, 14,496 feet above sea level, and Badwater in Death Valley, 282 feet below sea level. A difference of nearly 15,000 feet.

Courtesy of Christopher Chaos YouTube Channel  (used with permission)

Additional Information
City of Bishop
Bishop Chamber of Commerce
Inyo County
Bus Service (Eastern Sierra Transit Authority)
Nearest Air Service
Local Media
The Inyo Register
Mammoth Times
The Sheet
Sierra Reader
KSRW Radio/TV
KMMT Radio
KRHV Radio
KIBS Radio
Area Schools
Big Pine Unified School District
Bishop Elementary School
Bishop Joint Union High School District
Bishop Unified School District
Cerro Coso Community College
Home Street Middle School (Bishop)
Palisades High School
Round Valley Joint Elementary School
Neighboring Cities, Counties & Towns
The Other Side of California
Death Valley Chamber of Commerce
Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce
Visit Mammoth
Mono County

Entertainment and Attractions
Ancient Bristlecone Pine
Bouldering
Fishing
Inyo Council for the Arts
Mammoth Lakes
Millpond Music Festival
Mule Days
Playhouse 395
Rock Climbing
Real Estate
Bishop Real Estate
De La Rosa Property Management
Desert Source Real Estate
Eastern Sierra Realty
Hometown Properties
Owens Valley Real Estate
Pleasant Valley Associates
Statistics/Economy
U.S. Census Bureau
City-Data.com