Bodie, California: Bodie State Historic Park - Ghost Town

An 1880s mining town that was abandoned, then became a state park in 1962. Well-preserved as ghost towns go. Fill up your gas tank beforehand, and bring water.
Bodie Rd, Bodie, CA
In the Eastern Sierras southeast of Bridgeport, CA on Highway 395, take Highway 270 east (a dusty, bumpy road) about 13 miles to Bodie State Park.
Summer 8 am - 6 pm, Oct. 8 am -5 pm, Winter 10 am - 3 pm. Closed for weather. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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The ghost town of Bodie is one of the most authentic abandoned gold-mining towns of the Old West. A small part of the town survives, preserved in a state of arrested decay.

[hdhungryman, 05/30/2017]

Bodie ghost town.

Bodie State Historic Park - Ghost Town

They keep pan of water on the boardwalk for your dog!

[Jill Smith, 06/18/2015]

Ghost town.

Bodie State Historic Park - Ghost Town

A fantastic place to immerse yourself in history. Old cars, a hotel, barber shop, schoolhouse, firehouse, stamp mill, buckboard, etc. Bathrooms - yes! Food and beverages - nope. Great staff (California State Park workforce). Rough road last three miles. 10 miles off of beautiful Highway 395.

[Tom Herlihy, 08/23/2014]

Ghost town street.

Bodie State Historic Park - Ghost Town

Great place to visit if you are looking for a ghost town that really gives you an idea of what living in the old west might have been like. Worth the trip. Make sure you go on a nice day -- we went in April and it was very cold and windy. Bring your walking shoes as the sights are spread out, and if you want to see it all you will be doing some walking.

[Christy Shelton, 06/28/2013]


Bodie State Historic Park - Ghost Town

Admission was $7/person and there was plenty of parking. I zipped through the town and still spent two hours there. Be sure to climb the hill and visit the graveyard and pay your respects to the people who gave their lives to help make Bodie what it is today.

[Erik, 06/10/2013]

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