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Inyo County Visitor Center

Sponsored by the County of Inyo, this site is a gateway to the land and communities of Inyo County providing points of interest, recreation opportunities, and history.

Inyo County Visitor Center--Maps & Guides

A collection of free maps and guides to the County, Death Valley, Fishing, and more.

Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA)

ESIA, Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, was established in the early 1970's to help the Inyo National Forest provide information and interpretive programs for the public. The website has an online store with books, maps, and other products of local interest. There is also an Eastern Sierra Interpretive Calendar that has schedules of interpretive events happening in the area.

Bishop Chamber of Commerce

Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce

Inyo County – Travel guide at Wikivoyage

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority

Routes, schedules and fares for public transportation between Reno, Mammoth Lakes, Bishop, Lone Pine, Lancaster.

Inyo Register

Since 1870, Inyo County's hometown newspaper.

Sierra Wave - Eastern Sierra News for Inyo and Mono Counties

Eastern Sierra Now

Local news site for the Eastern Sierra.

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Your Elected Officials

Current elected officials and representatives for Inyo County.

County of Inyo

About County of Inyo government, departments, services, and more.

Inyo County Code

City of Bishop

Website of the largest community in Inyo County.

Bishop Municipal Code

Superior Court of California: County of Inyo

Court locations, jury status, court calendar, self-help center, pay traffic tickets, criminal records search.

Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District

The Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District is a California regional government agency that works to protect the people and the environment of Alpine, Mono and Inyo Counties from the harmful effects of air pollution.

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Eastern California Museum

Located in Independence, California  
Collection highlights include local history, history of the Manzanar site, and Native American artifacts.

Friends of the Eastern California Museum (FECM)

The Friends of the Eastern California Museum (FECM) work to promote, preserve and protect the important collections and memories that make up Inyo County’s only regional museum.

Manzanar National Historic Site

Located just south of Independence, California  
Site of the World War II Manzanar War Relocation Center and now a National Park National Historic Site.

Laws Railroad Museum and Historical Site | Bishop Museum and Historical Society

The Laws Railroad Museum and Historical Site is not just another train museum.  Located on the site of the Laws Railroad station and rail yard, the land, 1883 depot and other buildings, and the last train, were donated to Inyo County and the City of Bishop by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1960.  The museum is operated by the Bishop Museum and Historical Society under contract with those two agencies.

Museum of Western Film History

The Museum of Western Film History honors the men and women of the silver screen who interpret the lives of the American Cowboy; the legendary iconic movie and TV heroes and heroines of America’s 19th and 20th centuries. In addition, the museum collects and shares more contemporary movie-making in the regional area of Inyo County, such as sci-fi genres and other cinematic references to the local landscape.

Carson & Colorado Railway

The Carson & Colorado Railway is an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit group dedicated to the restoration, preservation and operation of Southern Pacific narrow gauge locomotive #18 as a living reminder of the proud history of Independence and Southern Inyo County.

Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge Historical Society

Organization dedicated to preserve, share and provide education of the history of the various narrow gauge railroads associated with the former Southern Pacific Railroad, including Southern Pacific's Owens Valley operation.

California Historical Landmarks in Inyo County - Wikipedia

California Historical Landmarks: Inyo

List from the California Office of Historic Preservation

Genealogy Trails, Inyo County, California

Inyo County genealogical data available through Genealogy Trails.

Inyo County, California Genealogy • FamilySearch

Guide to Inyo County, California ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records from Family Search.

Search Cemeteries - Find a Grave

Cemetery listing for Inyo County from Find a Grave.

Inyo County, California Towns and Populated Places

Contemporary and historical place names list for Inyo County.

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Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center | Bishop Paiute Tribe

The Cultural Center Museum reflects the history, culture, and living history of the Nuumu (Paiute) and Newe (Shoshone) People. Our museum showcases the art and lifeways of the Nuumu and Newe. 

Big Pine Paiute Tribe

Bishop Paiute Tribe

Fort Independence Indian Reservation

The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe

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Bureau of Land Management--Bishop Field Office

The Bishop Field Office cares for a unique vestige of wild California, emphasizing conservation, education and partnerships. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the 750,000 acres of your BLM public lands we are entrusted to manage. 

Camp Like a Pro (ESSRP)

Tips and guidelines for camping, camping map and camping resources from the Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Partnership.

Campgrounds and Camping - ReserveAmerica

Campground reservation site for County of Inyo campgrounds.  Inyo’s seven campgrounds offer dramatic mountain and desert scenery with nearly 400 campsites in close proximity to six million acres of public lands for you to explore.

Death Valley National Park, National Park Service

Information on one of the key geographic highlights of Inyo County from the National Park Service. The site includes recreational guides, history and culture of the area, nature and science.

Eastern Sierra Audubon – Maps and Resources for Birders in Inyo and Mono County

Varied habitats from high in the Sierra Nevada and White Mountains down to the valley floors are a rich sampler of the incredible natural diversity that exists in the Eastern Sierra.

Eastern Sierra Visitor Center, U. S. Forest Service

Staffed by a combination of US Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association employees, we provide visitor information for wilderness, campground, highway and weather conditions for the Eastern Sierra.

Fish Planting Schedule

Current fish planting schedule from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife.

Inyo National Forest - Wilderness Permits

Wilderness permit is required year round for overnight trips into John Muir, Ansel Adams, Golden Trout and Hoover Wilderness, and Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks. 

Inyo National Forest, National Forest Service

The Inyo National Forest is home to many natural wonders, including Mt. Whitney, Mono Lake, Mammoth Lakes Basin, and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, as well as nine Congressionally-designated Wildernesses, comprising over 800,000 acres of land., passes, and permits

Reservation site for passes, permits, and campground and tour reservations.

White Mountain Ranger District

White Mountain Ranger District extends from the crest of the Sierra Nevada to the White Mountains. There are lakes, ponds, rivers and creeks for fishing. Roads and trails explore a wide variety of terrain and life zones. Elevations accessible by car range from 3,900 ft in Big Pine to 10,100 ft at the end of Rock Creek Road.

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Bishop Mural Society Map

Map of murals around the City of Bishop produced by the Bishop Mural Society.

C5 Studios Community Arts Center

C5 Studios Community Arts Center is a creative hub in Bishop, California that aims to be an inspirational home for creative practice and culture, bringing a vibrant, contemporary arts experience to the region.

Inyo Council for the Arts

Founded in 1983, ICA has grown from a small organization to the premier arts and culture presenter in Inyo County and the county’s designated partner to the California Arts Council. ICA advances the Arts in Inyo County through participation, education, and collaboration. We provide a venue for artists to perform and share their work and for the community to gather in appreciation of the arts.

Lone Pine Film Festival

The Lone Pine Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Lone Pine, California, which celebrates the hundreds of films and television episodes that used Lone Pine, the Alabama Hills, and the nearby Sierra Nevada mountain range as film locations

Millpond Music Festival

Millpond Music Festival is a small, intimate festival in a relaxed setting in the eastern shadow of the Sierra Nevada. It is a family friendly event with something to offer for everyone! In addition to main stage performances, artists appear in our workshop tent, allowing festival-goers a chance to interact with the musicians in a more informal setting. 

Mule Days

Every Memorial Day weekend since 1970, the town of Bishop, nestled on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, comes alive with the annual presentation of Mule Days. 

Playhouse 395

Since 2006 Playhouse 395 has produced dozens of shows and children’s workshops, shared the love of performing arts with thousands of patrons.

Tri County Fair

Event calendar for the Tri County Fairgrounds

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Independence Civic Club

You don't have to live here to belong to the Civic Club! We put on events, contribute to charities, local and international, and host candidates nights.

Organizations (Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce)

Service Clubs & Civic Organizations (Bishop Chamber of Commerce)



Eastern Sierra Land Trust

Eastern Sierra Land Trust works with willing landowners to protect vital lands in the Eastern Sierra region for their scenic, agricultural, natural, recreational, historical, and watershed values.

Friends of the Inyo

Founded in 1986, FOI was originally organized to comment on the Inyo National Forest forest planning process. Since then, FOI has evolved into its current form working on a broad range of land and water protection issues that impact Inyo and Mono Counties.

Inyo-Mono Integrated Regional Water Management Program (IRWMP)

The Inyo-Mono Integrated Regional Water Management Program (IRWMP) is a part of a statewide effort that is geared towards finding and implementing solutions for regional water management issues. 

LADWP in the Eastern Sierra

This site is dedicated to providing information to residents, visitors, and customers about Los Angeles Department of Water & Power operations in the Eastern Sierra.

Owens Valley Committee

The Owens Valley Committee is a non-profit 501c(3) organization seeking just and sustainable management of Owens Valley land and water resources.  We envision a valley in which existing open space is protected, historic land use sustained, and depleted groundwater and surface flows restored as Los Angeles phases out its dependence on Owens Valley Water.

Owens Valley Indian Water Commission

To work together closely and cooperatively with Payahuunadü Tribes to advance self- sufficiency and sovereignty, protect and promote culture and traditions, increase sustainability and food security, preserve and restore land and habitat, improve water quality and increase water supply, increase Indigenous farming and ranching, improve environmental and human health conditions in the Owens Valley and Eastern Sierra, and to assist Tribes with securing water rights settlements that include land acquisition.



Inyo County, United States Census Bureau

United States Census Bureau QuickFacts page of the latest Census Bureau statistics for Inyo County.

Labor Market Information Resources and Data (EDD)

Labor market information from California  Employment Development Department


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Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg has a collection of over 45,000 eBooks available free to the public. You can read them online, download ePub files, and Kindle books.

Open Library has over 20 million records with a goal to create a web page for every book. Similar to Wikipedia, the public can edit and contribute entries and records. The eBooks can be checked out, read online, or downloaded in multiple formats.

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive provides access to 6,000,000 public domain eBooks that can be read online and downloaded.

Many Books

More than 29,000 eBooks are available free through The eBooks can be read using most eReader devices.

Library of Congress

Over 285,000 books/printed materials are available online through the Library of Congress website.

Google Books

Google Books provides a preview and sometimes the entire text of a book for the public to browse. If the book is in the public domain, you can download the item in PDF form.


Audio Books

Audio Archive

The Audio Archive has a collection of thousands of audio recordings such as audio books, live concerts, poetry, podcasts, and old radio programs. Many of the files are free to download.


Volunteers of record audio files of books in the public domain. These are free and open to the public for listening and downloading.


Academic and Research Resources

University of California Press E-Books Collection

The University of CA Press has 700 eBooks available to the public which can be read online or printed.

The National Academies Press

Created by the National Academy of Sciences to publish reports and books related to scientific, technical, and health related issues, the National Academies Press offers over 4,000 books and titles that can be downloaded in PDF form.

Hathi Trust offers public access to millions of titles from international academic and research institutions. Most articles archived by the Hathi Trust and their partners can be read online.


More Online Resources

The Online Books Page

The University of Pennsylvania Library has an extensive list of many other free online texts and indexes. They range from very specialized to general and also have many resources for foreign language texts.

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