Creekside Inn

A Picturesque Oasis Retreat in Bishop, California
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Attractions Around Bishop, California

If you are looking for things to do in California, our friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Creekside Inn can provide you with numerous suggestions regarding California tourist attractions, ATV tours, bouldering adventures, hiking in Bishop, CA and more.

The Creekside Inn is conveniently located less than 40 minutes from Mammoth-Yosemite Airport and is a short stroll from Bishop, California's downtown area where you will find attractions, historic museums, galleries, antique stores, nature trails and more. Whether you want to do some trout fishing, attend a California high school rodeo, or dine at popular Whiskey Creek, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Feel free to browse through some of our staff's top picks on what to do and see in the local area. Have fun exploring Bishop!

Whiskey Creek

Known as Bishop's favorite fine dining establishment, Whiskey Creek is situated within an authentic country inn and features traditional American fare as well as homemade soups, freshly baked breads, thick and juicy steaks, authentic western BBQ, and slow-roasted prime rib.

Sage Restaurant

Serving up some tasty American cuisine, this restaurant is a cherished place for many locals and tourists passing through Bishop. A cozy ambiance, great service and a diverse menu is what you can expect with every visit.


If you want to do some fishing near bishop, attend Fishmas! It is one of the largest fishing events of the year that once attracted over 30,000 anglers to the Highway 395 corridor. With a smaller crowd now, it is still a popular event for trout fisherman and anyone who loves to fish along the Eastern Sierra.

Mule Day

With the next event being held Memorial Day weekend 2018, this world-class equestrian event promotes the talents, heritage, and legacy of the mule. You can browse the many food and souvenir vendor stands, learn about the mule, and watch thrilling mule races!

Blake Jones Trout Derby

2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of this exciting event. As one of the largest single-day derbies in the state, Blake Jones Trout Derby attracts people from all over. There will be large fish to catch in the Owens River and Pleasant Valley Reservoir and over $10,000 in prizes to win!

Yosemite National Park

Located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, Yosemite National Park is famous for its ancient sequoia trees and the impressive granite cliffs of El Capitan. For more information on points of interest in Yosemite National Park, click here.

Check Out Some of Our Staff's Top Picks

  • "The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is one of my favorite places in the Eastern Sierras. It is located above Big Pine, just a 15-minute drive south of Bishop. The smell reminds me of Christmas, and the views are spectacular."

    - Michele

  • "My favorite hike is the hike to Bishop Creek Falls. It is a short 20-minute drive from the Creekside Inn, but feels like a world away! It’s an easy hike with spectacular views of the waterfall. An added bonus: North Lake Falls, Goldmine Falls, Schoebers Falls, and South Fork of Bishop Creek Falls are nearby."

    - Becky

  • "I love going fishing at South Lake. It is a very short and beautiful drive (especially while the fall colors are changing). South Lake offers a multitude of easy-to-reach fishing spots, boating rentals and day hiking trails."

    - Jessica

  • "I have two favorite restaurants; El Ranchito and The Back Alley Bowl and Grill. El Ranchito is an authentic Mexican restaurant that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. El Ranchito’s Mexican food is delicious and they strive to make their customers happy. If you love seafood I would definitely recommend the fish tacos or the shrimp cocktail at The Bowling Alley! You will be pleasantly surprised by their delicious and amazing dinner menu. The bowling alley has it all, from steaks, burgers and salads, to fish and lobster. Try the marinated sirloin, it’s definitely one of the best I’ve had in town."

    - Karla

  • "One of my favorite places to go to, to hang out, explore, and have a family day is the Laws Railroad Museum. It reminds me of the joy of my youth and makes me feel like a kid again. Seeing a child's joy while getting to use some of the interactive attractions (like pulling the horn on the train and exploring the train cars and the miniature train set) is worth the trip. If you go during the summer be sure to have insect repellent on you as the mosquitoes can get a little hungry."

    - Fredi

  • "My favorite attraction is the June Lake loop. It's a nice drive about 25 minutes north of Mammoth Lakes. You get beautiful views of June Lake, Gull Lake, Silver Lake, and Grant Lake. Along the way there are various small communities to stop and look around. There is also a beautiful waterfall running off the side of the mountains by Silver Lake. In the fall, it's one of the best places to view the fall colors."

    - Kameron