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 1467 reviews

Another big ghost town
I enjoyed walking around Bodie and thinking about how difficult life would have been back 150 years ago and how glad I live now. After awhile the buildings become repetitious and start looking the...
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Surprizing find
We were blown away by the remoteness of this gem. We can't believe this was so big and interesting! We could have spent the whole day here!
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Don't worry about the road.
Great historical site. Well-preserved. And don't worry about the 3-mile gravel road. We had a Nissan Versa and it was fine. In fact, of the 30 cars we saw this morning, more than half were sedans...
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