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Bodie State Historic Park

Hwy 270, Bridgeport, CA 93517
+1 619-647-6445
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Well worth a visit, even with the unpaved road approach! Fascinating wondering around, plenty to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chandlers Ford, England, United Kingdom
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Unexpected great experience

While spending a couple of days in Bridgeport we took in Bodie State Park. To begin the last 3... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
david B
Phoenix, Arizona
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One of the best preserved ghost towns.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dirt road” (61 reviews)
“arrested decay” (49 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Hwy 270, Bridgeport, CA 93517
+1 619-647-6445
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, even with the unpaved road approach! Fascinating wondering around, plenty to see. Shame you couldn't access the graveyard. You can easily spend a couple of hours here.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While spending a couple of days in Bridgeport we took in Bodie State Park. To begin the last 3 miles of road is graded hard pack with some loose material. It is a washboard as a result of grading but easy to navigate. The state...More

Thank david B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Past Bodie turnoff many times on 395 and finally decided to take the 13 mile drive back into the Ghost Town. I figured maybe an hour of looking around and we would be gone. 3 hours later we were back on the road. Lots to...More

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As planned,we took a detour on our trip from Sonora to Mammoth Lakes to enjoy this wonderful place.The first 10 miles of 270(Bodie Rd.) are paved,but the last three miles of the road are gravel,so you need to drive slowly and watch out for other...More

Thank Ghaith391
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bodie is a ghost town like no other. The entire town is in a state of "arrested decay." You can look in the windows and see remains of hanging wallpaper, canning supplies in the kitchen, and deteriorating beds. The houses and buildings are not staged,...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish to take issue with the comments about the last 3 miles of gravel road into Bodie. I just returned from Bodie after two weeks of volunteer service restoring the old railroad station (not yet open to public). I asked the ranger in charge...More

Thank m0chad0g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great discover. Good to see that it hasn't been totally restored just to keep making money, everything look "stuck in past". Interesting, educational and magical! And it's a real Ghost town.

Thank Miammiamjaimemanger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here many, many times. The road is 10 miles paved and 3 miles dirt. In dry conditions it might be a little rough but to drive 3 miles going slow really doesn't take that long. If people behind want to go faster scoot...More

1  Thank Tony K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others have said, this is a REAL ghost town. My partner (from England) kept saying he visited a "ghost town" on a tour of California. When we visited this place, he agreed that what he saw was a "tourist attraction." This state park is...More

Thank GoGinnyGo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seldom can we walk the streets of California history as preserved as this. The town is fixed in time for you to imagine what it was like to live through the gold rush. Be prepared for dusty roads, lots of walking and bring a camera....More

1  Thank RoadBob
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11 August 2017|
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Response from stevensE8641XY | Reviewed this property |
From the end of the pavement to the parking lot is 3 miles on a gravel and dirt road. In general, the road is easily negotiable even in a smaller sedan, as most of the comments to your question have stated. However, the... More
4 August 2017|
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Response from PaulO_MindyO | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others. Wear a face shield so you don't eat all the dust from any vehicles that might be in front of you.
John M
29 June 2017|
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Response from Helen G | Reviewed this property |
Pack your lunch....like everyone else mentioned you are in the middle of nowhere and the wonder of the place quickly takes up the whole day. This is somewhere we fell upon by accident and are quick to recommend to others.