Paradise is Mono County’s southernmost community, located about 15 miles north of Bishop and about 30 miles south of Mammoth Lakes right off U.S. Highway 395 along the original route of U.S. Highway 395.

Paradise functions mostly as a bedroom community and retirement community for residents who work or do business or recreate in Bishop or Mammoth Lakes, although most Paradise residents do most of their business and shopping in Bishop because it is closer.

Residents prize their exception views of the Sierra crest to the west, and the equally spectacular view of the White Mountains to the east.

The population was 153 at the last U.S. Census

Paradise lies at 5,230 feet elevation and sits near the bottom of the Sherwin Grade, where the northern border of Inyo County meets the southern border of Mono County.

Paradise residents enjoy snow-free winters and easy access to some of the Eastern Sierra’s most stunning backcountry located out of Bishop, as well as access to some of the region’s best single track and hiking trails. Several Blue Ribbon fishing streams, including the Owens River, are within a few minutes drive.

In fact, in some cases, the fishing is right out Paradise residents front doors, with Lower Rock Creek forming a constant backdrop of music to the community.

Paradise is characterized by very warm summers and mild winters, with snow and rain both rare.

The region is considered to be high desert, on the edge of the Great Basin and the Mojave Desert.


Symons Ambulance
214 W Line St, Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 873-8904

Paradise Fire Protection District
5300 Lower Rock Rd
Bishop, CA 93517
(760) 387-2255

Northern Inyo Hospital
150 Pioneer Lane
Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 873-5811

Bishop Union High School 
301 North Fowler Street
Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 873-4275

Round Valley Joint Elementary School District
300 North Round Valley Rd
Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 387-2525

Home Street Middle School
201 Home Street
Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 872-1381

Southern California Edison
(800) 655-4555

Verizon: (800) 922-0204,
AT&T: (800) 331-0500,
Frontier Communications: 800-921-8101,

Broadband (760) 873-4377,
Creative Wireless: (310) 586-0557,
Race Communications: (877) 722-3833,

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority/ESTA
703 Airport Rd
Bishop, CA 93515
(760) 872-1901 or (800) 922-1930

The CREST Bus runs several days a week between Reno, Nevada and Lancaster, California along U.S. Highway 395. The bus can make stops in all communities along this route.

Eastern Sierra Regional Airport
703 Airport Rd, Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 872-297