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

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Overall Rating: 4.5

based on 1494 reviews

Amazing Ghost Town
This is a truly amazing ghost town and well worth the drive. Plan to spend most of the day here as there is so much to see. I like how authentic the place is and how it is rustic and true to form...
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Authentic ghost town
My friend and I went to Mammoth for a few days to hike, and decided to take a quick detour to Bodie, which is an easy one hour drive from Lake Mono. Because this old mining town is tucked away in the...
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So much to see including the drive
Really cool place to visit. Many buildings to tour with items from that time frozen in place. Great gift shop with more items on display and souvenirs for sale. Must also mention the drive. The last...
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