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 1476 reviews

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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Well Maintained Historical Site
Took family and friend from Slovakia to Bodie. Always start in cemetery so you can "meet" the people who lived there. As you appreciate their lives turn around and using the map find their homes...
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Thunderstorm Visit to Bodie Cemetery
We got to the parking lot around lunchtime but storm clouds were brewing, so we scrambled up the hill to the cemetery right away. Grab one of the brochures, "The Lives Within" at the foot of Bodie...
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