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.    

Traveler Reviews

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Overall Rating: 4.5

based on 1482 reviews

Must see ghost town!
MUST SEE! We loved this place! It's a 20-30 minute detour off the highway, and the last 3 miles are rough dirt, but it's well worth it. Definitely buy the self-guided walking tour booklet. It's only...
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Memorable ghost town visit
Learning about CA history and/or find ghost towns interesting? This is an incredible showcase of a mining boom town turned ghost town. We spent about 2 hours here wandering the town, peeking through...
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Do Not Miss This Historical Place!
Everyone I talk to about Bodie, who has been there, has said the same thing - it's the best money spent and the most historic site they could explore. The buildings are old and some are almost...
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