Where to go and where to stay
in Inyo County.
Visiting Inyo County
Big Pine, Bishop, Independence.
Inyo County has excellent
trout fishing, hiking in the Sierra and magnificent vistas. In addition Inyo County offers
some of the best alpine climbing, Spring back-country skiing, hang-gliding, horse-packing
and mountain-biking in the world.
A land of extraordinary natural diversity, Inyo County is home to Mount Whitney (the highest peak in
the lower 48 states), Death Valley (the lowest point
in the United States) and the Great Basin (where
bristlecone pines have been growing for 5,000 years).
The county seat of Inyo County is Independence.
Inyo Council For The Arts:
Supporting the arts in Inyo County.
Big Pine is a small, tranquil hub and vacation destination at the foot
of the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains; 15 miles south of Bishop.
Bishop was established near the
Saint Francis Ranch, in 1862.
Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce
& Visitors Bureau:
A striking example of Sierra scenery and a fisherman's paradise, Bishop Creek Canyon is
located just 16 miles west of downtown Bishop.
Located on scenic U.S. Highway 395, Independence sits under the eastern shadow of
the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the beautiful Owens Valley.
Manzanar National Historic Site:
In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men, women, and children
to leave their homes and detained them in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War
Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident
Japanese aliens were interned during World War II.
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