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Bodie State Historic Park

State Route 270
Bridgeport, CA 93517

Toll free phone: 760-616-5040

Local phone: 760-616-5040

Hours

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 1467 reviews

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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Must do
Bodie ghost town is a true piece of history in the middle of nowhere. It is the remains of a gold mining community from the late 1800’s. $35M in gold and silver were mined out of this area and...
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Amenities

Bus Parking

Fall

Full day

Gift Shop

Guides & Tours

Half day

Restrooms

Spring

Summer

Winter