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

based on 1478 reviews

Worth the trip
This was worth the 20 minute detour off of the highway. Keep in mind the last 3 miles of the road is dirt. Passable by car but bumpy and dusty. You will look for a car wash when you leave. Took a...
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Unique historic site!
This is an amazing historic reclamation by the State Parks services. They use the term "arrested decay". You can spend as little or as much time exploring as you want. The booklet available for...
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Go explore
Fun place to wander around a mining town. The area you can explore is more 'town' than 'mining' (for safety reasons). A lot of standing buildings though (over 100) and some outlying parts like...
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