- Entry fee $8/adult and $5/child 1-17, children under age of 1 are free.
- Located 53 miles from Mammoth Lakes, CA
- Bodie is open year round, but summer is the ideal time to visit.
- Tours are available during summer. Inquire at the museum.
About an hour north of Mammoth Lakes, Bodie State Park is a gold mining ghost town, with structures dating back to the late 19th century.
Bodie grew to prominence after a mine cave in revealed a large deposit of gold ore, transforming the small town into a gold rush boom town. At its peak, Bodie was home to over 10,000 residents.
The town is now preserved in a state of “arrested decay,” meaning, nothing in the town is repaired, but nothing is allowed to fall down. In fact, many structures are still full of original period artifacts and furniture.
For the most rewarding visit, head to the museum where they arrange daily tours.
PO Box 515
Bridgeport, CA 93517
Located in Bodie, California, to reach the state park from Mammoth head north on US-395. After 32 miles turn right onto CA-167 E/Pole Line Rd, then turn left at Cottonwood Canyon Rd. Follow Cottonwood Canyon 9 miles, then turn right on CA-270 E/Bodie Rd.
The park is open 9am to 6pm in summer, and 9am to 4pm in the off season (usually October through late spring). The museum is open daily during the summer. While the park is open year-round, winter snows make the roads impassable by car and the park is only accessible by skis, snowshoes, or snowmobiles.