Bodie State Historic Park

State Route 270
Bridgeport, CA 93517

Toll free phone: 760-616-5040

Local phone: 760-616-5040


Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Monday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Hours of Operation: Hours are 9am-6pm April 1-October 31; 9am - 4pm November 1-March 31.

Bodie State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town. Visitors can walk down the deserted streets of a town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people. The town is named for Waterman S. Body (William Bodey), who had discovered small amounts of gold in hills north of Mono Lake. In 1875, a mine cave-in revealed pay dirt, which led to purchase of the mine by the Standard Company in 1877. People flocked to Bodie and transformed it from a town of a few dozen to a boomtown.    

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Overall Rating: 4.5

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A Step Back in Time
Bodie is a California gold-mining ghost town that is remarkably in good condition, given its age. The outside of most buildings given the impression that the town is still alive. But when you peer...
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A very interesting place
Bodie is a bit off the beaten path--it required a few miles of dirt road to get there--but the results are worth the effort. Bodie was a gold mining town, with it's heyday in 1880, but gold...
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A window into the Wild West
Not too far from the Tioga Pass entrance to Yosemite, Bodie is paradise for photographers (and enjoyable for anyone who finds old wood, rust, and peeling wallpaper beautiful). Kids would also enjoy...
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