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Existing as the sole incorporated city in all of Inyo County, Bishop is a small town in eastern California, high up in a mountain valley surrounded on all side by towering ranges. The town is named for Bishop Creek, a waterway that originates up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Originally, Bishop was home to the Paiute native people, before the westward expansion of the European settlers finally reached California. When the town was finally incorporated in 1903, it had become an agricultural area with cattle ranches and farms supplying the region with food and products.

Bishop has slowly moved away from its agricultural heritage over the past century, and it has blossomed into one of the state’s major resort towns. This old wild western town is noteworthy for its native heritage, with several reservations located nearby. A charming downtown area replete with saloons and other western-themed shops and businesses proves to be one of many attractions, but nothing compares to the incredible natural beauty of California. Inyo County is known for having some of the lowest and highest elevation points in the country, as well as several national parks and forests where you can camp or hike when you book an RV in Bishop.

Due to its isolated location, Bishop is hundreds of miles away from major cities like Sacramento and San Francisco, with nearby Fresno still a five-hour drive away. There are exciting events held throughout the year in town like the Bishop Mule Days Festival held each Memorial Day weekend.

The Great Outdoors

Figuring out where to go first when you pick up your Bishop camper rental can be a daunting task. There are countless parks and forests surrounding the town of Bishop, so it's up to you to determine where you want to head off to. Inyo National Forest is only a few miles from Bishop, sharing a name with Inyo County. This majestic forest is full of impressive natural landmarks of all sorts, like Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the contiguous United States. Trekkers can conquer this 14,000-foot-tall giant, but it is certainly not easy or for the faint of heart. Inyo National Forest is also noteworthy for being home to the oldest trees in the world. The Methuselah Grove in the forest is full of bristlecone pine trees that are nearly 5,000 years old.

Interestingly enough, there are four major national parks within a few hours' drive of Bishop, so you will certainly have a lot of options when you hit the road in your Bishop campervan rental. Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park both border one another to the south, with millions of acres of majestic forests blanketing rugged mountain ranges and deep canyons carved into the Earth’s crust. Kings Canyon is one of the most stunning canyons on the planet despite being overshadowed by the Grand Canyon in terms of notoriety. Both parks have ancient groves of sequoia trees that are thousands of years old and among the tallest living organisms on the entire planet.

Mount Whitney is the tallest point in the contiguous United States, and Death Valley National Park has some of the lowest. This park features rock formations in the deep canyons and crevices that date back almost two billion years and an assortment of sediments and marine fossils that provide evidence that Death Valley was once a massive inland sea. Death Valley National Park is also known for having some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded, so be sure to keep cool and comfortable in the heat.

You can't forget Yosemite National Park, the crown jewel of California’s park system, and an excellent place to visit when you rent an RV intending to spend your trip outdoors. Like many of the areas surrounding Bishop in Inyo County, Yosemite is a rock climber's paradise, with hundreds of sheer rock walls and granite monoliths that you can climb. Bouldering is a great alternative for those who don’t like heights while hiking to mesmerizing waterfalls proves to be a popular pastime. You can camp out in some of the park’s campgrounds with your Bishop motorhome rental, leaving you in prime position to wake up early and get your day started right.

RV Parks

California is chock-full of campgrounds and RV parks, so no matter where you rent an RV, you can normally find a spot to camp nearby. Highlands RV Park is right in town, with paved camping sites, a fish cleaning station, fishing areas, and restrooms. Cable TV and internet access are available at every camping site, and there is also a recreation hall within the park.

Crowley Lake RV Park is named for the lake on which it resides, and is open year-round. In the summertime, you can go fishing, swimming, and boating on the lake, and during the winter, you can go cross-country skiing or skiing at the local mountain resorts. Speaking of mountain resorts, Mammoth RV Park can be found at the base of Mammoth Mountain, home to one of the West’s most well-known ski and snowboarding mountains. There are hiking trails, laundry facilities, a playground, and an indoor heated pool for guests to use.

City Sightseeing

Inyo County and Bishop are both fascinating places with a whole lot of fun and excitement on the menu when you first arrive in town. Old western buildings and streets make you feel like a bounty hunter or outlaw while you stroll through town, and it is abundantly clear how much there is to learn about the area. The Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center is a fabulous place to visit, offering tons of insight into indigenous cultures of Inyo County and their story. The small but informative center has exhibits and guided tours showcasing native structures, homes, and artifacts.

Laws Railroad Museum is another historical resource in town, covering the interesting history of the railways that helped connect the mountain town to the rest of civilization. There are old train cars, vehicles, and items each telling their own piece of the Owens Valley story.

Keough Hot Springs is a fantastic place to rest and relax when weary from nonstop hiking in the forest. There are several different pools with varying temperatures of water, ranging from scalding hot to lukewarm.

The Inyo National Forest and Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest have their very own nature centers, where you can learn about the oldest living organisms on Earth. There is much more to do and see in town as well, like identifying some of the filming locations used in town for classic western movies. The Bishop Mule Days Festival is a great time to see the town at its finest, with vendors, rides, games, and entertainment for all.

RV Rentals in Bishop, CA

Bishop, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Bishop. Outdoorsy's Bishop RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Bishop, CA


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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Inyo National Forest Scenic Drive: Bishop to Big Pine Inyo National Forest, CA
Buttermilk Road Inyo National Forest, CA
Mount Tom via Horton Lake Trail Inyo National Forest, CA
Sierra Viewpoint Trail Bishop, CA
Big Pine to Schulman Grove Inyo National Forest, CA
Silver Canyon Trail Inyo National Forest, CA
Bristlecone Pine Forest to Mexican Mine Ruins Inyo National Forest, CA
Discovery Trail Inyo National Forest, CA
Methuselah National Recreation Loop Trail Inyo National Forest, CA
George Lake Trail Bishop, CA

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Brown's Town Campground Inyo County, CA
Brown's Millpond Campground Inyo County, CA
Baker Creek Campground Inyo County, CA
Glacier View Campground Inyo County, CA
Brown's Owens River Campground Mono County, CA
Silver Lake Resort Mono County, CA
Three Rivers Hideaway Tulare County, CA
Sequoia RV Ranch Tulare County, CA
Lundy Canyon Campground Mono County, CA
Lemon Cove Village RV Park Tulare County, CA

Popular Nearby Parks

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